A few days past New Years...
Trip Start Aug 05, 2011
101Trip End Oct 08, 2012
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I plan to drop my vacation plans and sell my tickets back to the Chinese airline. The school won't pay us during this holiday (otherwise less people will return) and I wasn't smart enough with my money to go on two trips
Played the Sax tonight and realize that I need a regular practice schedule. I love the sound but the rhythm is off. No big deal since I get no practice so to speak. Hopefully I can get some practice in since many of my neighbors will be gone the next few weeks.
[ANOTHER ARTICLE ON HOW BIZARRE THINGS CAN GET HERE] of course the US has bizarre happenings as well...
Cats? Poisoned Cats? So many points to comment on, I will leave this for the professionals.
Get a call on Wednesday: "We won't be having class Thursday. Is this OK?" Hell yeah it's ok, since I gave the finals the previous week. I was anticipating this? I knew something would fuck the final week up so I gave the exam on the previous week
If I was smarter and less lazy, I would probably live somewhere else but it's really kind of cool here.
Saw the aftermath of another horrible crash yesterday. Some revved up asshole car driver smacked into a three wheeled cargo bicycle which was upside down when I showed up. Apparently the driver wasn't dead, I was about to crawl underneath the bike to look for him but it became obvious that the insident happened five minutes before and the driver must have jumped for it
Today I went to the new fancy upscale "Pizza Hut" and it was a damned nice haute taute place. Seriously. One of the more upscale restaurants in town with a giant menu that has everything for fried rice, many types of pizza and pasta, lots of exquisite soups, and extensive drink list. My first taste of decent pizza here in Xiasha! for only 5 bucks! (small pan pizza), but it tasted what I would have bought in the states. They also had... get this!..... Potato salad! Good tasting potato salad for $2.50! I am sooo going back to this place. The chowder was a little weak but not sucky. The glass of wine was only two dollars and fifty cents, and it was good stuff. Alll together I feasted and had a glass of vino for 12 bucks! I plan to lower this in the future, maybe forgo the wine and soup. Then the price drops to less than 8 dollars for some good American tasting food! I do not hate the Chinese food like I used to. I learned what I like and where to buy it. I will miss Chinese food once I return to the states, because I do not want pizza and potato salad every day. I will eat steamed dumplings and fried rice most days. The Chinese don't like heavy food and I dont blame them. I left without wanting to eat again for 15 hours.
(way more to follow.... check back)