Tuesday, April 23, 2013, wll go down in my memory as one the best, and most lucky, days of my life.
First of all, I began my journey back to China from America. I've spent that last 4 weeks in Flat Rock, North Carolina, and believe me, going back to Shenzhen from the bucolic countryside was eagerly anticipated.
I changed planes in Chicago, and that's where my luck turned from good to exceptional. Checking my email, I got a message from Terry Hasshold of England. He informed…Continue
From time to time I make comments about hotpot on SzS, always negative. But last night some Chinese friends took me to a hotpot I finally enjoyed.
It was a place specializing in beef. For some reason Chinese seem to think Americans love beef, and enjoy eating nothing else. We do like it, but the beef needs…Continue
I’ve heard the Urban Administrators known as Chengguan have reputations as power drunk bullies. I‘ve also heard these black shirts often abuse their powers and position. There was a story in Friday’s paper about a woman suing them because they choked her in front of her child when she didn’t respond to their orders quickly enough. There were two additional stories of alleged Chengguan abuse.
But I’ve never seen them in action. Whenever I see them, the are riding their e-bikes,…Continue
I usually get up very early, 04:00-05:00. Sea puts coffee and water in the coffee maker every night so all I have to do is turn it on and a couple of cups are ready by the time I stumble to the w.c. to piss and brush my teeth. Today I turned it on and nothing happened. She had failed to load it up last night. I had to make it myself. Jesus. What’s next?
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