Monthly Archives: July 2010

Living in China. July 20, 2010.

Hot and sunny again.  Used my bakery discount card and bought the bun below for brunch. It is filled with corn, a long thin hotdog-like sausage and some other things. The bread had a different flavor, but it wasn’t like rye or … Continue reading

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Living in China. Counterfeit Tsingtao.

I have heard about counterfeit beer, but never experienced it until yesterday. At the end of my afternoon walk I stopped at a cafe and ordered a beer to cool off. It was a place I’ve been dozens of times. … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 19, 2010.

Back to very hot and sunny. Sea came by early and asked me to accompany her to the market. Something was wrong with her shoulder and she couldn’t carry the large bag of rice she was going to buy. I … Continue reading

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Living in China. The Chinese Brain.

I have a theory. It is based on my observations only. There is nothing scientific behind it. The human brain is like a sponge. A sponge can absorb water many times its weight. But eventually the sponge gets full and can … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 18, 2010.

It was very cool and pleasant this morning, but it got hot as soon as the sun came up. The temperature in my apartment quickly rose to 91. I closed my windows and turned on the air conditioner as I … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 17, 2010

Slept with the windows open and no air conditioning last night for the first time in many days. I guess the typhoon has arrived. I was awakened by loud thunder at 05:30 this morning. It was raining heavily when I … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 17, 2010. Typhoon Conson Is Coming

It’s amazing how people react to a typhoon coming to China compared to how they react in the USA. Typhoon Conson is coming to China today. It’s interesting how people are reacting here compared to how they react to a … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 16, 2010.

The typhoon was supposed to arrive last night. There isn’t a lot of wind, but there is a lot of rain. The temperature has dropped considerably. After weeks of 100 degree highs, the typhoon is welcome. Yesterday’s Shenzhen Daily had … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 15, 2010.

Used my discount card at the bakery last night. Got this muffin-like thing. It was very light bread with bacon, corn, whipped seasoned potato, peas, and other things in the center. Very tasty, and not at all heavy. Went to … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 13-14, 2010.

Slightly cloudy this morning. Started to go out about 10:00, but it started to rain, so I returned home and played a few games of computer chess. Later walk in the park for a while, read the Shenzhen Daily, and … Continue reading

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