Posts Tagged ‘bars’
More Tipping
More Tipping

I don’t know if it’s really worthy of blog post, yet I was recently told a very good method of handling bartenders who dish out the attitude. The all too typical situation was buying a beer at the bar.  This assumes, of course, that guy didn’t already clandestinely take his well-deserved “tip” out of your […]

Nanjing at Night

There is a thread going on over at The Straight Dope asking the fairly straight forward question of “do you go to bars alone?” The verdict seems to be it is quite common among many. You can now add me to the category of ‘those who hang out AT the bar, IN the bar…alone”. In […]

Defective
Confessions of a Tingbudonged Foreigner
T Squared
Rainday

I just about threw my ADSL modem out the window this morning. Nine times out of ten, I’m running at speeds that are less than dial up. For example, I logged into MT this morning, then took a shower and made my bed. When I returned only about half of the start page had loaded. […]

11th Hour of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month

This will be the first time in many years that I haven’t attended a Remembrance Day ceremony. I didn’t have a poppy this year, so I made my own, but it fell off a few days ago. On 15 September 1944, a flight of Hawker Typhoons from No. 438 RCAF Squadron (Wild Cats) took off […]

“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 […]

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