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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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back

I'm back. Not that anybody missed me. We spent the weekend up in the village. Apparently it was Easter. Didn't notice, as usual. Easter just kind of slips by barely noticed here. Well, it was the usual weekend trip. We stuffed some winter clothes in my...

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活着 again

So I stuck with To Live for my Chinese study last night. Really, I've had enough of that textbook. I have other textbooks at a similar level up at the in-laws' place. We should be going there this weekend, so I'll have a look and see if there's any worth...

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活着

First up: Congrats to Overblog on the super-cool new-look front page. It's awesome. Secondly, and the point: I hate language textbooks. I think I'm more than qualified to say that, having spent over half my life either studying or teaching foreign languages...

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