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Creatures of the Night

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Jan. 27th, 2009 | 07:35 am

Chinese New Year was a blast; celebrated with Erik & Carol and family. I saw the fireworks over the lake at Houhai park. It's like watching independence day fireworks back home, except in 360 degrees because every Chinese family buys an anti-aircraft battery to set the sky aflame come midnight. Smoldering cardboard falls from the sky and a sulfurous cloud of gunpowder crawls through every street.

Ancient Chinese used firecrackers to ward off evil spirits. Of course that's an absolute crock of shit. I'M STILL HERE, you fuckers. And rather than being rebuked, I'm merely irritated that I can't sleep past noon.

Tomorrow I'm going to see Chairman Mao. Then we're going to the "miao hui" (temple fair) at DiTan.

Closing thoughts:
I just made myself the admin on the BEIJING PARTY ANIMALS facebook group. I saw an opportunity and I took it.

Anyone in the China network ought to join. I can make you an officer and give you a cool title.

What's mine?

"People's Champion of the Lumpen Proletariat," of course!

Take it sleazy,
-ev

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Joe Fudgepack

From: ex_nihilo
Date: Jan. 27th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
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WOW, long time no chat, evan.

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