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Archive for May 27th, 2011

China Business Area Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


China photo of some business area, I do not remember where.

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Chinese Morning Pic

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


China photo from in the morning in Beijing

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Panda Rabbit

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


China pic of my rabbit…

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No Speak English No Service in the USA- Off Topic

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


US news here… a restaurant in the states put up a sign saying that if you dont speak English you will not be served. After posting the sign business tripled.
from here
Some chefs spend their lifetimes unsuccessfully slogging away to improve business.
But all it took for Reedy Creek Diner chef Greg Simons in Lexington, North Carolina, was to put up a controversial language sign and he’s seen his sales treble.
Mr Simons put up the ‘No speak English. No service’ sign in March and says he’s received great support – with some people asking for souvenir copies to take home .

Language problems: Greg Simons, owner of the Reedy Creek Diner in Lexington, North Carolina, put up the sign saying: 'No speak English. No service'Language problems: Greg Simons, owner of the Reedy Creek Diner in Lexington, North Carolina, put up the sign saying: ‘No speak English. No service’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1389319/No-speak-English-No-service-sign-leads-Reedy-Creek-Diner-restaurants-sales-TRIPLING.html#ixzz1NWBuKslX

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Venezuela Launches Chinese Junk into Space

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


China news sources say that Venezuela will now pollute space, umm I mean launch Chinese made junk, um I mean Chinese made rockets into space. All I can say is ‘look out below!”

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Chinese Building Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


Quality construction in China… this is an older building in China, the kind of thing the party likes to hide from the eyes of the world. They would prefer you look at the CCTV building and think all of China is like that. Actually these older buildings probably have better quality in China, as if that is a tall order…

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Explosion in Northeast China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


China news reports another explosion in China but this one is an LP refueling station. In reality who knows if shitty chinese construction is to blame or something else.

excerpt chinadaily

Refueling station explodes in NE China's Harbin
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A liquefied petroleum gas (LPS) bus refueling station in Harbin city, capital of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, exploded on Wednesday night, the China National Radio reported.

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Chinese Hygiene- Dentist Working on a Window Sill from Serenityinchina

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


Great shot from serenityinchina.com the site has some great photos and good ESL teaching materials.
flikr photo here

Sidewalk Dentist in China – Working on the window sill, II

May 24, 2011 by kimchiicecream

Sidewalk Dentist in China – Working on the window sill, II, originally uploaded by Serenity in China.

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Good Comment

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


Comment from chickendinner. She lived here for over a year so really understands this place and has a wealth of knowledge….
chickendinner comment
File this under “WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?!” They already have serious air-traffic control issues at Chinese airports, and I personally have been on a commercial jet when the pilot and copilot fought over who would land the airplane. This forced a touch-down “miss” and we had to re-circle the airport and try again. Seriously crazy-scary. Just what they need to add to the mix – a bunch of prideful private pilots who all grew up in a society that won’t wait in a line unless forced.

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China Fakes Her Cultural Relics

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 27, 2011


China news sites have said that China fakes her cultural relics….my take
1- no shit, its China
2- you mean all that cheesbeall shit that I can buy for $2.99 is not the real mccoy?
3-Chinese relics….right…
4-Although I am no art expert, I did check out some Chinese art or statues from a long time ago. In all honesty I was doing better work in the third grade..

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