Sunday, April 27, 2008

the road not taken

so i was trying to find a particular chinese movie online, and instead stumbled upon this. enjoy.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

"china's loyal youth"

hey all- check out this article from the april 13 nytimes.... it pretty much hits spot on the current attitudes of chinese college/college-aged folk. gives a more in-depth/not-awkward (sorry, sorry) look at what i've been experiencing here.

annnnd... speaking of governments that control media...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

to stick up / to rise on one end / to tilt

yesterday my roommate told me she liked my butt, gave it a little slap and said it was 很翘 ('qiao'-see title).... i don't even know what to say, except that i guess it's a nice break from the usual 'maeve, you don't have an ass'.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

chynna tales

meet chynna--not to be confused with chyna, the professional wrestler--and yep,that is her real name annnd she's studying chinese in china. destiny, no? well, she has racked up her fair share of some pretty savage stories, which i wanted to share with y'all.

so first of all, yeah, the whole name thing really confuses people here. best encounter with some dood in a bar:
hi, what's your name?
oh...ha, that's a good one.
no, really, my name is chynna.
ohhhh, nice to meet you, i'm japan.
and then the fucker walked away. keep up the good fight girlfriend.

second chynna story. she overheard a conversation between a little boy and an old man. here's what was said:
old man: no, that's not a cat. that's not a cat. it's a lady!

final tale:
chynna has wicked game. she met a young chinese bachelor on a campus bench, and they got to talking. turns out, the chinese guy absolutely loved national treasure2, and insisted on lending her his copy. well, a week later, what do you know, they made a date. a dinner date. picture this, and boys, take note: a tuesday night, er, afternoon, 4:30 in the school cafeteria...that's hot. not only did they talk about movies, buuuut tv as well! he's a rachel-guy, which led to a debate as chynna leans toward chandler. wow, nothing like an sexy affair in a foreign country, eh? once again, keep up the good fight girlfriend.

ok. more of my stories later. ps my roommate has some sort of vegetable-meat dish that has been hanging out in our room all afternoon and it's raining which means the sliding door has been shut all day...i might vomit.