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... but did not refuse the Slurpee. I discovered later that when jet lagged and consuming a Coke Slurpee on an empty stomach, there is a spectacular crash that comes when trying to land that fall from a caffeinated sugar high. But that came later. In the meantime I was being physically kept awake by sheer willpower fed by the legal drug I typically avoided—caffeine.
We were sitting on the low wall of a raised garden that served as seats in this ...
... how strange the circumstances were one quick google later.... I HAD BEEN SCAMMMED. The feeling I had then was unbelievable. Incredulity, anger, disbelief so I had a cup of Yorkshire and a Snickers and sat down and thought about it.
So I had been diddled by a now common scam in touristy areas where friendly Chinese students get chatting to you then invite you to this tea ceremony which is a genuine ceremony but they discombobulate a bit by chatting excitedly ...
... type of martial arts in a spot where everybody either exiting or entering the park has to walk dangerously close to his flailing arms and legs or the people who bring their birds in tiny cages along to watch the proceedings.
There is no shortage of bewildering activity,
The other night I went out alone to get some food for Jana and I and on the way I passed a supermarket that has a landing area between the entrance and the steps on that landing was a lady who must have been ...
... double-decker), we also got to see the Jade Buddha Temple and Jing'an Temple.
So, in an effort to go ahead and summarize the rest of October, we have two events left! The first one is definitely the most important: OU/TX. In order to watch the best game of the year, I had to a) find a place showing the game as I do not have access to English speaking television channels and b) get there....at midnight. Oh yeah....for those of you who hated the ...
... that were on special. The choices were a long island, mai tai, or something else that I don't remember. Lindsey and I both ordered long islands for 90 RMB (about $15). They were a bit expensive, but they came in what looked like old glass milk bottles that were rather large. They also had a plastic ice cube in them that lit up!
We spent most of the night at the apartment. While we were there, we witnessed a fight which was a bit scary. I'm not really sure of the back-story, ...