I didn’t know that Apple made lighters. Wow, that’s awesome.
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May 30th, 2009 § 0
I read a few different blogs every day on China. Mostly they are just random things about expats (foreigners) living in various parts of China. It’s good to gain others perspective. China for one was new to myself and I wanted to be as prepared as I could before I got here. Now that I am here I read the blogs and think to myself, yep.. Isn’t that the truth. Well, I’ve come to one of such blogs where I feel the need to write about it. It’s about trust. Trust is a big thing with me. I trust all my friends and family. I trust that the sun will rise, the moon will set, and the sky will be blue. Things like that. When I was living in the US I trusted that what I bought is what I bought. Well folks this here is China. You can’t trust that so much. Why? Well, I think more than anywhere, the Chinese are only looking out for themselves. The guy, who owns the food stand, store, or restaurant, is only looking out for himself at any length. Lets say you go buy a soda, or oj, or whatever at the little shop on the corner. You better make damn sure that the cap screws off and some sort of pressure is released, that is fizzes, how ever you want to tell that it’s real and not a fake by all means check. I hate to say it but it’s been known to happen. Fake Coke, oj, eggs, and all kinds of other things. You go to a restaurant and use some soy sauce. Does it smell like soy sauce? It might not be. They fake that crap too. I know it’s hard to believe. But if they can make an extra Yuan (1/7th of a USD.) Then by God they’re going to fake the H out of that soy sauce. The blog that I read put China something like this.. It’s like playing a game of Minesweeper on easy. 99.9 percent of the time you click or choose it’s going to be ok. But there is that .01% that will bit you in the ass and game over.