Saturday, July 10, 2010

Figured out Hot

Hot in Shanghai is above 35C, hot in India is above 40c. This was in the China Daily which is hilarious to read. They have a heat index at the Expo on We will see. Got my parasol but have not used it yet as there has been no sun when I am out. Only rain. Umbrellas and parasols are not interchangeable. Big Daddy learned this when he was out in the sudden downpour. It rained so fast he was doomed. His clothes did not dry out for 24 hours in our air-conditioned high rise. I sent them out.

Alone this coming week as Big Daddy goes to Japan and I stay here all by myself in the hell hole. This could get ugly.

Newest Chinese complaint in the paper is bitching about fake Expo souveniers. (probably not spelled right and I can't find a dictionary here) Anyway, the Chinese do not think phoney shit should be passed off as original equipment, especially when it comes to the Chinese bottom line. How these silly vendors with all this phoney shit get into the Expo is beyond me. Maybe your cousins you let in to hawk this garbage-the Chinese say it is poor quality. I almost hurt myself falling on the floor laughing. Who knew, faux shit in China.

There is a typhoon predicted in the near future so I need to go find out what that entails. If you need me I will be on the balcony drying out clothes. Man, it just occured to me, maybe that is why they wear pajamas all the time. They dry faster.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Just Observations Today

Done. I am done. It is too hot.

They wear pantyhose here. They do not get pedicures. They wear sandles. Yuck.

The Ayi went out on the balcony to clean and said yuck, or the Chinese equivalent of this is too fucking hot.

I need a parasol, they all carry parasols because the occasional event of sunshine is brutal. I have sunscreen SPF 50.

Went to the Luhow or however it spelled market in Shenzhen, you can buy anything there. Anything that is fake. And I mean really, really good fakes. I got a Hermes Capitol watch for 75 US and a Bottega Venetta purse for 45 US. Purse has cotton lining instead of the suede but what the fuck.

Went to Hong Kong to get my passport stamped. Walked there. This took 2 and 1/2 hours. Yea well, finding the place took 30 minutes. And you walk over the river to get to Hong Kong and the river is full of garbage and dead fish. Wonder what is killing the fish. Maybe the water? Then you go through imigration on both sides and then you scratch your head. To get back to China you buy a train ticket and get on the train. You get off at the first station, about 10 minutes and walk to the stairs-cross over-go back down and get on the train again. Ten minutes later you go back through immigration and there you are back in China. It was brutal. The heat here is unbelievalbe.

When we got home to Shanghai we ordered groceries, 5 mil thick steaks. More later.

I do know how to spell, however there is no spellcheck anymore and I am too hot and tired to check.