I think I am getting used to the heat, at least somewhat. I still sweat when walking across the street, but it doesn’t exhaust and drain me like it did once.
The metal shop in my alley must have gotten a big order yesterday. The guy worked well into the night. His grinding and cutting was very loud. This morning he was up early working away. When I got home this afternoon he was asleep on a chair. I thought he must have completed the job, but no. He was just waiting for new supplies. As soon as the un-fabricated steel was delivered, he was back at it. It is 22:00 and I can hear his tools going now.
As usual, I had things wrong. Last night I was invited to Vivian’s
house for a “party.” It seems the “party” was to put together little boxes of candy for Vivian and Martin’s wedding on June 20 (or June 23 – I am not sure). I thought they were already married, but it turns out they aren’t. We put these little boxes together and put 6 pieces of candy into each one. We made 100+ boxes. There are 100 people invited to the wedding. They still had a giant bag of candy left over, so maybe there will be more candy parties.
If I am invited to the wedding I don’t know what to give them. I suppose money is always appreciated, but I’m not sure how much would be appropriate. I’ll ask have to around.
I found out today that you can’t get raw or steamed oysters in China. I don’t know if this is the law, or just custom. And what I described as Oysters Rockefeller was not. I think O.R. has spinach in it. The oysters I had the other night just had garlic and sweet peppers along with a drop of oil. Then they were grilled, and were served with the liquid inside the shell still boiling.
I ate one too soon. It was too hot. I didn’t enjoy it. I waited about 15 minutes for the others to cool before eating them. O.R., I believe, are baked, not grilled.
I just tried the new Microsoft search engine, Bing. It did not work. It was blocked during the internet shut down. I haven’t tried it since the block ended. This was the first time. I don’t know if it is still blocked, or if it is having a bad day for some reason. Google never was blocked. I don’t get it. Will try again later.
Didn’t do my laps tonight. It was too hot, but I think I’ll go now. It’s still too hot, but I always feel better after doing them.
I took a few pics of the area between my house and the library where they are building a new subway line. Nothing every exciting to see. Nothing interesting, for that matter. The construction is all done behind a wall.