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concert, and a first

Somehow I'm developing a record of notching up 'firsts' here in China that really should've been done back in New Zealand. I mean, my first trip to the opera in Beijing should've been to a Peking Opera performance, right? Well, as it turned out, it was...

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Mutant Palm

I just added Mutant Palm to the blogroll. Probably should've done that a long time ago. Anyway, check out Dave's recent posts on the subject of Tibet and a certain group of self-righteous wankers who've set themselves up as the saviours of Tibet.

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ANZAC Day

Lest we forget Today is ANZAC Day (for the Aussies). One of the good things about being a Kiwi (or an Aussie) in Beijing is that the New Zealand and Australian embassies take turns to host an ANZAC Day dawn parade each year. I was planning on attending...

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one litre can

And I discovered yesterday that the Chaoshifa supermarket on the corner of Chengfu Lu and Xueyuan Lu is selling Bamberger Kaiserdom premium lager in one litre cans. one litre cans And they're not expensive, either. And they're selling even larger cans,...

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hohum

I suppose I should be out taking advantage of the beautiful weather, getting fresh air and exercise and all that. Nah, bugger it. I fell asleep this afternoon and stayed that way for about an hour. Then I woke up. Funny how that tends to happen sometime...

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买了几本书

Yesterday afternoon lzh and I wandered over to Beiyu (English). I wanted to look at some HSK books. See, the way I see it, sooner or later, and preferably sooner, I'm going to have to sit the HSK (English). And I don't want to fuck around sitting it several...

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whatever

Thursday afternoons I have a two hour class at an oil company down near Gulou. Once again, I won't bore you with boring work blogging. I was in the toilet and above the urinal, in the space for ads (because you can never miss a chance to advertise) where...

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Yizhuang

So I got the business district class... Not that that means anything to you. Anyway, this school has been running classes for an oil company out in the development zone in Yizhuang for a while now. So far I've managed to avoid it. However, the only other...

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oddities and jobfairs

I'd never had anybody run off looking for a Japanese interpreter to find out what I wanted until this morning. I got to the Swissotel/港澳中心 and was about to walk into the foreigners' job fair, but I wanted a glass of water first. I walked up to a table...

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bad beer

So last night, to celebrate the news that my boss is happy to keep me here for another year, we went to Big Pizza. Big Pizza's all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet has become one of our favourites. The food isn't great, but it's certainly edible, and all...

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