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Happy New Year to you all from Beijing!
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas & New Year. We've had a really lovely time, even though we’ve been so far from home.
We left you last on Christmas Eve, which seems ages ago now, where we’d won tickets to a grand Winter Wonderland Gala dinner at a very posh hotel. Well, …
... about 1kg of each? It’s possible …
And the vegetables? Glad you asked. None of the half-a-dozen or so vendors outside the market sold vegetables, only fruit. OK, a couple sold cherry tomatoes but you know they are fruit, right? (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato) No problem, I’ll buy some from a little shop on the way back. Arrives at shop, stands at the door, looks in. Nope, only fruit. ...
I went to church with my friend Phil today. And no, it was not in Chinese, the service was in English :P Today I realized how much I've gotten used to hearing the people around me talk only in Chinese. Just as we walked in for the service, I heard a guy talking to his son in English and it threw me off for a second. It sounded so weird to hear someone who wasn't one of my friends, speak perfect English!
Overall, it was pretty good. I loved it because I got to see and meet ...
... is better. Also I am going to some strange show tonight they they invited me to. It was sort of explained to me what it was but I still have no idea. They are young teachers studying at a top tier university so I am guessing it will not be like some south east asian show. They said bring a camera so I will have photos.
I don't have any photos this time, my phone is at Nokia getting fixed so no camera. That only took 3 hours of negotiation ...
... do today honey?”. He replies “Well, we’ve had a bit of a problem getting boats up the Yellow River. I think I’ll build a canal, say, 140 km long or so. Oh, I forgot, we don’t have earthmoving machines like bull dozers, diggers or front end loaders. No worries, I’ll just hire a few more guys for a few years. Anyway, have a good day, see you ...
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