Sayonara Hiroko

my friend hiroko decided to go back to tokyo after her japanese school kept sucking. she will probably go back to being an art buyer. Too bad shes not in beijing but at least i have another friend in tokyo now.



she got a hair cut that looked the same as when she went in.


in front of mix or vics i forget which they are both hip hop clubs across the parking lot from each other.


we randomly met some brits walking down the street and ended up going to the russian area with them and going to this club/bar. they had little shows on stage. they said all the girls were cuban because they met them outside once before. they even had vegas style scantily clad dancers which i forgot to take pics of. a weird experience


by chance the angle of this spot light looks like the moon is shining down a beam of light onto some apartment.


this place is kind of like hell for me. all foreign yuppy like folks. its the street next to my house with all the western food restaurants. all of which have dissapointed.


Here at "Mississppi" i found an old rifle sitting next to the fire place


this is what they call a bacon cheese burger. they wrapped on peice of bacon into a circle and tried to pass it off like that. I was not having that wanted no less that 3 pieces on my bacon cheeseburger, its only proper. they had to ask their manager to give me 2 more pieces of bacon, all of which was barely cooked and wouldnt pass as bacon in the USA


this is the western breakfast at the cantonese restaurant by my house. the oatmeal was like lumpy water and the give you a store bought roll. ill stick with their chinese breakfast its a lot better


we tried this kung pao chicken pizza, dissapointing. it was just a cheesy mess.


i thought these birch wood pillars were pretty cool


i'm delighted to introduce two new members to my bu lao hu family. the white one is the most expensive one i have purchased so far at about $12


this one was about $1.40


this thing is next to the regular toilet in one of the bathrooms in my apt. what is this? can some one help me out here?


never noticed these cameras on the train before


this is awesome. there is a chuar stand near by (kabobs) and this is what happpens. i think that it is funny because obviously many many people had to have the same thought to shove their chuar sticks into this grill. super sanitary. just like all the people i see that take their garbage cans and dump them directly onto the sidewalk, no bags wasted if you just dump it right onto the street!


in xidan we discovered this korean kim bap place. it was pretty good. this one had like 20 things rolled inside it.


how awesome are these two? it looked like the mom kept yelling at him for eating yet she just kept producing items of food from her bag to give to him. he also had food stuffed in his bag.


my 3 month chinese class is over. if i had time to study outside of class i would be pretty ok now. but i didnt try that hard to make time. i wish i could kick my own a$$


my neck got cranked up somehow so i thought maybe i should try the massage thing again. didnt work. hurt so much. bob knows my pain. at some points you want to yelp like a little school girl because they are just stabbing your back over and over again. no more massages for me.



the bathroom at cafe zara. first you see this and then when you are weeing you hear meowing. and you look up and see...

this disgusting thing. there were a bunch of cats howling for someone to let them in. i hate cats. if i let this disgusting hepetitis filled fur bags in they would have immediately attacked me and wee'd on my face. i hate cats.

Hang over day

I forget what day this was but all i know is that i had a hangover all day.




i was done so i just carried a jug of water around all day.


we went to solana, a new shopping center. it looks like some huge california shopping center only this one has no people in it and no shoppers. it is a huge waste. i dont know how this place will stay open that long. like every other mall and international brand shopping area there is no one there and no one buying anything


this was even on a national holiday day off!


cold stone creamery


i didnt know that the friendship store had so much room until i wandered in there jug in hand in a hangover stoopor.


i must get one of these. this one was too big though and on a 2nd inspection it looks like the paint rubs off


these are awesome, they are a nice medium size and they would be sitting on my table now if the paint hadn't rubbed off! wat a shame. poor quality, but now i have a new obsession, finding a cool one of these things


this was absolute retardedness. like a lot of traffic control this made no sense. about 10 boats ended up jamming into this narrow canal because the guy in the red boat who i am assuming was a boat patrol or traffic control guy just kept ramming into boats, i dont know if he was trying to block the canal or wat but the people in the other boats saw that obviously they were going to run into other boats and t-bone them but the just kept going ahead. no words were exchanged, no one got mad. it was a retarded thing to watch


angels friends cd store


these dumplings had 2 layers of goodness!


view from this rooftop restaurant in houhai


were projecting a moonfestival tv special


this reminds me of the alley leading down to the noodle shop in the movie "in the mood for love"