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Pineapples II
Pineapples II

Pineapple season (missing photo) was always something I looked forward to during the Nanjing days (most the few posts have been referencing times past…must be feeling nostalgic).  Arriving by the dump-truck load, the pineapples would be piled into every nook and cranny of your local street fruit/vegetable merchant.  A whole pineapple would set one back […]

Black Coffee

MT Blacklist is up and running with it’s surprising large spam database. I’m hoping that that will solve my my comment problems. In addition to Starbucks, it would appear that the Blenz Coffee company also has their fingers in China. There’s a place nearby NNU and I was there last night with a friend of […]

Slow Speed

I’ve almost got all my photos from last weekend resized, optimized and embedded into my webpage. I was hoping to have them up tonight, but it would seem that my high speed ADSL connection, isn’t really as high speed as I would have hoped. I’d say it is about the same speed as dial up…except […]

“Free drinks for foreigners”

“What?” Yeah, but I’ll get to that later. Two weeks of teaching now under my belt, well three if you count the one week practicum I had way back in May. I am noticing that the preparation is becoming easier. I had to play catch up for the previous two weeks. Oral IELTS is my […]

Electric stairs and noodles

I discovered today that the madness commonly associated with walking down a Chinese sidewalk/speedway can also be applied to Chinese grocery stores. I went shopping yesterday for food (I’ve pretty much had it with the cafeteria) and other assorted essentials at the local Sugou. It is interesting to note that this particular grocery store is […]

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