October 21st, 2012 § 2
May 7th, 2011 § 0
Last week was Labor Day, or at least I think. So that meant an actual day off and some, photo taking. I tired to go into town but every bus was like this.
I think everyone in the entire country had the day off and wanted to go into my city and have fun. Or so it seemed.
I brought the beast with me for some good ol fashioned photography.
The following were taken with my little digital camera. The F4 is only for film..
That’s it. Just a ton of people and not much of anything else. I can’t wait to actually go shoot photos of something. I got some plans but they are going to take a few months. But then again I’m in China so add a few more months till it actually happens.
February 17th, 2011 § 0
This time of year it feels like everyday is a damn holiday. Because it is or at least I think it is. We have been off from work for uh, almost a month. Well, I’ve still been working some mainly because I have no family here.
China can be emotionally distressing at times. In fact I guess that any time you are away from family can be difficult. China can also be awesome. Mostly when a Chinese friend or family invites you in to their family for a stint. Yesterday was the Lantern Festival. Hell I didn’t even know until someone told me. It marks the last day of the Chinese New Year that started on the uh, 1st.. Not sure. With Chinese holidays being focus entirely on family, having no family in China you are an outsider. Everyone gets to go home and have fun, eat, laugh while I do nothing. But to make me feel better I know a lot of people that didn’t get to go back as well. They are Chinese, and I wonder if they feel worse than I do about holidays. I’m a little like, this sucks, but I can’t imagine a Chinese person who didn’t get to spend anytime with their family. No wonder younger people who have moved away from home to work have social and mental problems. Dang.
Anyway things should be back to normal. Work officially started today and I can already hear the sound of people pretending to work. Looks like I too have to get pretending.
October 8th, 2009 § 0
So it’s been somewhat of a crazy week. I decided that I wasn’t going to teach unless I needed to beg for money. I had an awesome Chinese holiday, and I actually got some work. Kinda crazy. I posted before about the holiday. My friends girlfriends cooked up a fever. It was amazing. I thank them very much. I also got some photography work. Shooting furniture. Not the most awesome of things to do but it pays pretty well. I am also doing some other things that, well, if I told you I would have to kill you. All I can say it that it involves a pitching wedge, ice, a donkey, and two beautiful women. I’ll post some photographs of the food later in thy post.
On to todays topic. Well I guess I don’t really have a topic. I also don’t have twitter so, I mainly just write down random ideas on my phone so that i remember to talk about them when I actually write some sort of blog. First thing I have on my phone is: Communism is rad. I wrote this down because at the time I though it would be a good t-shirt. Yep, still think so. Ok, next, fishing line, paper roll, tracing, box/Frame. Stuff I needed the other day. I suppose that this isn’t that interesting unless you just caught a fish that snapped you line and you wanted to trace it so that you could frame said tracing paper above the fireplace below the moose head. Next, can soda through a straw. I don’t get it. I was at the store purchasing a Pepsi, when after I paid, the cute girl stuck a straw under the pull tab. Not wanting to upset her I vowed to drink all of my cold soda through this straw. Again, drinking soda through a straw from a can makes no sense. Possibly the diameter of the straw was in direct conflict with the spherical diameter of the carbon dioxide being released from my taxi drivers swerving. Maybe, who knows. But for myself no more drinking can soda through a straw because of said problems.
Grilled cheese, home sweet home.
Today’s lunch. Ramon with some green veggies and two eggs.
Um, one more thing. Because I am white, in China, I am rich. Yep, that’s it, please everyone I just dropped the soap in prison, can you give me a hand. Everywhere you go, for the most part, in China you’ll have to barter. Cheap clothes, junk, taxi rides, etc. Let me give you an example. I took a taxi to the studio to shoot today and it cost me about 70 some rmb. Pretty much in the boon docks. But what are you going to do. I left the studio and tried to get a taxi. Again, it’s in the boonies. Finally found one after 10 minutes of skipping rocks on the street. I told him where I needed to go, he said 100. I was like what, dude, it was 70 this morning. Where is it at? You go this way then that way, etc. Ok 90. Um, peace out dude. Why, well, he probably thought that it might of been that much in taxi fare. Or he threw a nice round number out because I’m white.. Whatever. Anyway I found a guy that said 70 and didn’t run the meter. Awesome, that’s about right. Thanks bro peace..
Chopping and pounding meat can be exhausting.
Farmers doing farming.
Fish… By the looks of it, I think it’s dead.
Well put. Please don’t litter.
Cooking today’s lunch. Sanitary, well that’s up for debate. Free, yes.. Tomorrow morning, we’ll see.
The good stuff. Hot green beans. The little peppers are like a can of protester deterrent to the mouth.