I have a few things placed around my apartment that remind me of the time in China. Unfortunately, pictures are not one of them. This vase has a significant memory for me. I was shopping at the street market in Beijing. The vendor was trying to convince me to buy the vase. I loved it, but the price was just too high. I turned to walk away and of course, because the rule of thumb is negotiation, the vendor began calling out lower prices. I kept going and finally he came to a price I was will to pay. Of course, this was after many, many times of horribly overpaying because I didn't know how to bargain.