My hosts have just returned from China. They did not like the smell of Chinese food, so we ate a soup heavy on kimchi. They brought back two little terra cotta men. One of whom they are drowning in hot water. I got no answers by asking why, so I picked up the other of the little men who was sitting in the “snack bucket” which is always on the table, and discovered that, not only does he rattle, but he has an erection. Somehow this is related to making green tea. Don’t ask me.