#2 - Golden Luck Dragon Week Off Entry :)

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Flag of China  , Shanghai,
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ni hao...

My chinese sucks.  I'll leave it at that.  English is just working a little too well over here so the familiarity is breeding some serious slack-assed attempts at picking up the language.

I should anticipate that a blog update every ten days or is probably going to be the norm; in my previous travelling experiences I have had much more time on my hands to think.  This is not the case anymore.  Although I am only teaching from 8 - 2 each day, I'm knackered.  My brain has enough fuel left in it to watch a movie - the DVD collection is growing at an exponential rate - possibly go to the gym, and then eat a variety of goods that range from lovely western fare, to food so weird you would rather chew your own genitalia off.

Speaking of food, the stuff at my school is so bad that it makes my own cooking look the culinary love child of Giada diLaurentis' rack, Heston Bloomenthal's creativity, and Anthony Bourdain's wit.  It's that bad..I assure you.  ( By the way, those are foodtv chefs that I miss terribly)

So ya, the food sucks.  What else is new?  Well, plenty is new.

I recently acquired two pussy.....cats.  Haha, couldn't resist.  I got cats, two of em.  Cute as hell, and very, very entertaining.  A shot of life into our apartment.  Not that our apartment is lifeless, but you know...it's only two of us.  So the cats are brilliant.  Jeeowzuh ( Dumpling) and Sanya.  Guess which one I named?

Went to expo.  Sweet lord...there are a lot of Chinese people here.  Just in case you are wondering, I found the hive.  It's here in China.  On a night that was 'quiet' by all standards, there was probably 200,000 folks kicking around.  Maybe less, but waaaay more than the busiest PNE day, and the expo ground is the size of Vancouver.  With just as many Chinese...haha. That even made me laugh!

Tomorrow the national holiday, aka Golden Week...begins.  I'm sure its actually Golden, Happy, Dragon, Goodluck, Forebearance, Goodwill, Honorable, Proud, Brave Week.  But this is the abbreviated version.  Golden week it is.  Basically I got 7 days off to do whatever I want, in the 7th most populated city on the earth...and the entire country of China is off work for 3 days.  1.6 billion folks taking a vacation.  Guess where they are going?  You betcha, Luke Bennett's front fucking door.  It should be pandamonium.  I'll be in the eye of the storm.  Drinking a Tsingtao and laughing my ass off.  I love being a temporary permanent visitor; truly a great thing.  It'll be great to see how 17 million becomes 30 million for 3 days.  Talk about displacement.  I should get the fuck out of here.

So that's it for this entry.  A brief albeit worthwhile update of my life.  Check this thing on a 10-day basis and you should be in for a few good reads.

Miss you all...China is definetly big enough for a few more way-guh-ren ( outsiders)  get your asses here.

Until then, Zaijian and one love.

Lukey Chan

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Noooo Wayyyy! on

Fackin' brilliant muoi san! Great foreshadowing for epic tales to come!

My love to you both

Soloman Soy Sauce

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