it's hard to explain what five love is all about. it's sort of this multi-building shopping complex that's supposedly the biggest wholesale export distribution center in the world. how shenyang became the world's warehouse for cheap products i'm not quite sure, but supposedly you can buy everything here. i was more than happy to go there on my own, but my cousin's wife insisted she come, even though she seems to be the kind of lady that shops at more upscale locations. my nephew came as well, as an auxiliary body guard, to ward off potential pickpockets. ever since i expressed an interesting in visiting this place, i was fed a myriad of horror stories. the crush of humanity! rampant pickpockets! snatch and grab by slicing your bag open! i was wary enough to not put anything in my pockets, but i still brought my camera bag, can't go anywhere without my dSLR. i shot only with my compact ZS20, didn't want to draw too much attention. we started at the clothing building, worked our way up from the basement to the 5th floor.