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Getting Screwed in Beijing

After spending a day getting burned in the forbidden city and the summer palace, where of course we were the subject of much interest and photography from children and adults alike, we headed back to the hostel and gave Jeff Trinh, a recent transplant to Beijing, a call to see if he wanted some dinner. […]

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infodump

This took ten minutes to write and is awful notes about: Suzhou Hot. Nice. Walked a lot, climbed a pagoda, suzhou museum is fairly cool and also has air conditioning, people keep asking evan about his weight, guy selling mangosteens says evan rules and yao ming is lame because yao ming is skinny and also […]

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Hangzhou

Buying a train ticket in China is a bit of an ordeal. Thanks to the new high speed trains, it is no longer possible for a non-chinese to buy tickets at the automatic kiosks. This means that non-chinese have to wait in lines to buy their tickets; these lines are also full of chinese who […]

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High Class

After a fruitless search across the plains of the internet to find flights and information about Mongolia or Kunming, I bitterly retread the land of shengjianbao to see if I could find a better price than the 3 kuai for four that I had previously been subjected to. I didn’t, but I did get some […]

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Anniversaries! (US and CCP!)

Having again woken up very early in the morning, I spent a little bit of time staring at the ceiling disappointed that I was not making any amount of headway with regards to my jet lag. When I finally did get out of bed, I was pleased to discover that visibility was more than 20 […]

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Day 2?

I woke up a little before 5 AM and was greeted by a sheet of white. Waking up from jetlag lacks any of the grogginess that is usually present in a normal sleep cycle, and, fully alert, I climbed up into the window alcove to discover that I could not even see the street 30 […]

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Back to the Orient

Despite having been to and having spent much time in China, I still get that dull excitement before heading off. It’s not the jump-on-your-bed, can’t-get-to-sleep until 4 AM adrenaline rush, just a constant hollowing out in the back of your school, the annexation of other thoughts until the only thing going on in your brain […]

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mad about starburst

me: FIRST FOUR FUCKING STARBURSTS OUT OF THE BAG ARE YELLOW FTGE Charles: lol me: FIRST FIVE finally a red me: OH MY GOD ANOTHER YELLOW FOR SCIENCE’S SAKE I PULLED OUT ANOTHER ONE GUESS WHAT COLOR IT WAS finally, the horror has ended orange

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Open Water

Seriously tempted to do an open water swimming event, despite thoroughly disliking both the concept and practice of open water swims. There’s one available in June that is apparently really easy and, at only half a mile, should take maybe 15 minutes. Unfortunately, this means contending with people who enjoy open water swimming, which in […]

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Hello world 2

A test post to fuck with categories and see what the result is. ┬áConsider this space to be roiling with the passions of self-important thought, the kind of narcissistic elaborations of an entity whose persona exists more fully on the internet than in real life. Actually, just pretend that there’s a cute story about goldfish. […]

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