I once read that Stephen King could publish his shopping list and people would buy it. What did I buy at a supermarket in China earlier this week?
World records are obtained in the subway sprint, gold medals in gladiatorial combat, all for a seat on a metal bench.
The constant rain, that had me wondering how to build an ark, has passed. The sky over Shenzhen is now a bright seasonal blue and full of fluffy clouds. There is that evil ball of flame some call the sun, it’s only purpose to burn me to a crisp, to contend with. Better that than…
I considered my stock Chinese insults: All involve the driver’s sister, mother, or grandmother, and a foreign resident of China and part of his anatomy.
Yes, I have a fear of umbrellas. Don’t you?
tout (tout) v., tout·ed, tout·ing, touts. v.intr. To solicit customers, votes, or patronage, especially in a brazen way. To obtain and deal in information on racehorses. v.tr. To solicit or importune: street vendors who were touting pedestrians. Chiefly British. To obtain or sell information on (a racehorse or stable) for the guidance of bettors. To…
On the kitchen counter was a Ziploc bag of real Blue Mountain coffee, a gift (or bribe) from a co-worker that had committed a minor transgression.