Back in Beijing (from Hong Kong)

angel got me these animals made out of some kind of leaves. some guy in sanlitun makes then and sells them for 10 kuai although i have never seen this guy. by the time i got back from hong kong they already started to dry out a little. she kept them in a bucket of water to keep the leaves from drying out. how nice is that?

i was going to live in this apartment with my new roomate. it was kind of bad. it had a squatter toilet in the smallest bathroom i've ever seen. the kitchen was really gross. the burner unit was like 2 holes with fire blasting out of them. luckily we found another apartment the next day.

look at this crazy bike rack! also my bike got stolen by the guomao subway station. my roomates boyfriend says that i can buy a new one for 30 rmb, which is $4.38. these are stolen bikes of course. which it totally normal to buy. my bike has been stolen and now i will enter into world of stolen bikes like everyone else.

this is on the wall leading into my friend sophie's building.

this woman's job sucks real bad. she sits there all day long in the elevator and just presses the button of the floor you want to go to. and its an apartment building so in the day time i'm sure there are times where she will just sit there for half an hour, hunched over on that stool, doors closed, listening to that radio.

this is sophie. now she works for some british pr company doing crap. she is so lucky that she lives in her dads service apartment and he doesn't even live there.