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Archive for November 6th, 2010

Steamy Cauldron of Chinese Yum Yum

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Chongqing Eatery

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Delicious Chinese Cooking

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From Chongqing.

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Tight-Assed Chinamen.. and Women

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 6, 2010


I just returned from the gym by my house, i like the place its relatively clean, and not too crowded. Sure its got those skinny Chinese dudes strutting around in foolish clothes that we all threw out in the 70’s but this is China. and sure they have all those geriatrics bending and slowly twisting with those odd sword like devices, i think its tai qi… but I live in China so I can respect that…
The thing that gets me, however , is how freaking tight the Chinese are.

I saw some lady wearing a north Frarce jacket and she said she wanted to join. She had that helmet-head hair cut that many chinese ladies do, and the thick glasses and putty lips. She was telling the little lady trying to sell her a membership that she was really interested, but wanted to check things out first. so this hag touches every machine, works up a sweat and all and then takes off. I was curios about what price she was quoted. She said she didnt remember, she was from shanghai and only wanted to work out for free, she had no intention of joining….
this is China

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Chinese Dont Know How To Have Fun

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 6, 2010


I was talking to a Chinese friend the other day. They asked what I was doing and I said writing something. they asked for details, when I said it was basically for fun, the Chinese was shocked. they asked for clarification as in was I writing to make money or what. I said, its a hobby or just for the heck of it. they said it sounded dumb, like a waste of time. They couldnt understand how anyone could write stories without the intention of selling them or to put one’s time into a task that would garner money.
The Chinese are like that, its hard for them to relax and explore themselves or their environment.

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