Yesterday we took a day off from all that family-meeting-during-spring-festival business and took a almost two hour long walk on the famous Xi’An city wall. The Xi’An city wall surrounds completely the inner downtown area, which makes it a incredible 13.74 kilometers long. It was established in the year 582, which was the second year of the Sui dynasty and it was always repaired and kept in shape during the following dynasties (Tang, Ming), too! It has four huge gates in the north, south, west and each as well as many smaller ones in between them. Every gate has a temple-like looking watch post, but what you can see from up there during walking from one gate to the other one is even more interesting. Luckily I took my camera and shot a lot, have a look. Watchpost. Unfinished. The Bell. Sorting The Trash. Roofs. Restaurant In A corner. Poor Place. My Angel Jiajia. Lanterns. Endless Wall. Cannon. Broken. A Tower. […]
Top topic among people in the wife’s and mine age rank this spring festival: the stolen sex tape pictures from Hong Kong star Edison Chen, the Sexgate. So this dude is a famous singer slash actor, and bedded recently quite an impressive amount of chinese female stars (god knows how many before, the thieves probably didn’t steal all his tapes, and he probably didn’t film every girl he seduced). The tape and / or pictures were not even stolen from his apartment, no no, that’d been real easy: He handed his personal computer to a company to fix it, something must have been broken, and one of the employees there is now either sitting in Hawaii drinking Pina Coladas or he has been caught and rots in jail… Who knows? Anyway, like every other famous dumb ass, he filmed every one of the above mentioned females in various actions: fellatio, stripping for him, erotic / pornographic posing… And of course he filmed himself too, giving them oral pleasure and whatnot. Background to the Edison Chen Sexgate But Hong Kong is not America and most likely this ‘incident’ wont boost his career Paris Hilton style. No, this is China, where correct […]
Good news, I hope – maybe I’ll get it soon in Shanghai for less than 640 dollar? Chinese Theft o’ the Day: Stolen iPhones, Plans Another headline that made me smile while going through Google reader: Fireworks warehouse explodes in Guangdong I actually saw scenes from that explosion on some chinese news channel earlier. Hilarious! […]
My wife, my parents-in-law and myself had a nice little Mahjong session just now. Real chinese Mahjong is played with 136 tiles which contain about 30 different characters, so that each one is about four times to be found in the game. Sounds a lot like Poker, doesn’t it? Wikipedia tells me that the game may have been invented 500 years before christ by a guy named Confucius, and since all the history of the world seems to come from China, this might just be true. And Poker? “English actor Joseph Crowell reported that the game was played in New Orleans in 1829″… I can really imagine how some Texas-Ranger looking dude on his horse passed by a couple of chinese migrant railway slaves and studied them playing Mahjong, only to come up with the idea of Poker later. The very first version of Poker may even have been played on self-made cards using toilet paper, who knows? But then again, did the cowboys have toilet paper in the west? Thinking about it, I can’t recall a western movie where you ever saw a cowboy take a dump, but hey, whatever. Would’ve been too much to ask Russell Crowe in […]
To all of you! And a happy new year, of course. […]
But then came the main event: The german-nationally famous electronic pop band called ‘2raumwohnung’ and boy did they make the chinese people dance!
Yeah, it was good to wait until the golden week in China was over.
You should have seen me when I was standing in the fake forbidden palace!