June 4, 2009. More Censorship

Dinner
Dinner

It rained all night last night and into the morning. It was a nice, cloudy, cool morning. The internet was still blocked. By the time I got off work the sun was out and it was very warm and humid. The library was still closed, so I wandered around a while then went home for a couple of hours and played on the internet, which was still partially blocked. I took a few random pics of the neighborhood.

I was happy to see the metal shop open today. The guy didn’t have any work, but he sat at his saw horse doing bookkeeping and reading.

I am amazed that no one is upset or angry about the internet blackout. I tried not to get political when discussing it, but on one seemed at all concerned. In fact, I feel a little odd about even bringing up the subject.

I didn’t do much this afternoon. I walked home from the closed library and had an early dinner at a place I’ve eaten several times. I had meatballs, which I’ve had before and liked quite a lot. I ate two and took two home. It cost 28 yuan (about $4.10

USD), the most expensive meal I have had in a while.

It was very hot and humid by this time. I went home and sat in front of the fan a couple of hours before going out for my laps. It was so hot, I didn’t even stop at the night market on my way home.

I glanced at the Discussion Forum on the ShenzhenStuff website. There was a question about Hotmail not working. Several people were having trouble, but no one mentioned that the government might be blocking it. There was a like to a Microsoft website that said they were working on the problem? There were a few replies, then the discussion was closed. No explanation. But the handful of comments were not erased either.

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About Charles Kirtley

Have been living in SE Asia and China since 2007. I have an opinion on most every subject, and don't mind sharing them. Lover and collector of worthless facts.
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