Kids’ First Taste

I remember my first taste. I was about 6 or 7 and it was my dad giving me a sip of his beer (It was Heineken). I can still remember that chilled crispy bitterness. I asked for more but he said no.

Michael Pollan wrote in A Botany of Desire about his kid’s first taste of sugar. He said it was a wonderful experience. He also said once a baby has tasted sugar, there is no going back.

Spring Sale! 15% Off Ends Friday!

Porteen Gear News

Sale ends Friday at Midnight EST.


It’s time to celebrate the warmer weather with new leathers, and new designs!

Porteen gear is having a Spring Sale. 15% Off any orders over $100.00 through May 31st! Just enter the coupon code “spring15” during check-out. There are several new bags in stock, including the new convertible bags, Unisex style bags for men,  new cow hair designs and Tuscany bags. You can see these and more of the newest designs in my Etsy store by clicking on the Store Logo in the right hand column.

The leather, canvas and fabric lists have all been recently updated with new arrivals. If you are ready to work on your own custom designed camera bag, just start at the tab at the top of this page called “Design Your Own Bag”.

Happy Spring!





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Wu Fen Pu, Shopping

This is probably the place to go for non branded shopping, . The ground level of the entire block of residential buildings is turned into merchants of mostly hip and youthful fashion. They are mainly wholesalers but many do sell retail. On the sale racks, you can find things for as little as $NT100. There must be more than 500 shops, each one about 30 square meters of space.

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