And I’m back from Yantai. That food poisoning tho.

entry: 3/11/12

Good times. Highlights include hot springs and jumping a 6 ft wall partially paralyzed. Proof you can make wise and dumb decisions within a matter of moments lol. Also learned Bai jiu (chinese rice hard liquor) is dangerous.

Today is the first day having a real appetite since friday’s food poisoning episode in Yantai. I’m scarfing down chocolate sprinkle donuts like there’s no tomorrow. That food poisoning was lethal tho. Bad case of projectile vomit. Looked like a super soaker, coming out like fffffffsssssuugggghhhffffffsssss *birds move out the way* ffffffsssssss*bucket tips over from force* noo uugghhhummfffssssssss, like I could spray down the driveway, it was amazing. The sharp pain in my gut for about 12 hours was very revealing and revitalizing. Bad chinese chicken = life changing. : Confucius 1:23:

Quote of the day: “I heard stripping butt naked while getting a beat down always stops the fight. Who fights a naked person anyway?” LOL

Valentines in China? wtf?

entry: 2/14/12

How am I getting sucked into valentine’s day in China? Who taught them this holiday gah! I thought I was cooking just to cook

her: valentine dinner?

me: wait what?

her: its valentine’s day isn’t it

me: how do you kn……

Ugh I really hate being forced to buy things because of a holiday someone pulled out their….a century ago.. whatever I’ll be nice.  Truth be told, I felt better about the dinner before I knew it was going to be associated with this lame day. Do things because you want to be kind, not because a day tells you too. Oh well guess Im doing the latter regardless. *shrugs*

Back in Qingdao

entry: 2/13/12

Back in Qingdao. A city that gives you so many feelings and thoughts at once. It may not be as organized as Seoul, but there’s no denying it has a certain charm to it. It’s people are shy with a dash of innocence, they are extremely inquisitive yet friendly, they will smile when smiled upon, but are lost when ordered. Most importantly, Qingdaonese will put a smile on your face without even trying.

Chinese New Years. This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever experienced in my life

entry: 1/23/12

Fireworks since 6:45am til now 8:45am and it’s snowing outside. NYE was a week ago, but the explosion go on and on for a week to 10 days at all hours, yes ALL HOURS after. It’s the mornings that piss me  off the most. Fuckingassholes, had a dream a rogue communist tank was smashing through shibei only to wake up to fireworks. lol

about 5 yards from my window.

Chinese women are kinda off. (other random rants)

entry: 1/13/12

Chinese chicks are kinda off. Not that women in general aren’t off, but this is like a different kinda off. Hard to explain but I’m not exactly sure getting used to it is healthy either. I play the game, but jesus help us all. Yes. I am dating my first chinese girl. Bella. and the cultural differences are apparent. Ill get into this further in future blogs.

Me and Bella

Also,  I knew this day would come, but when it did I was in shock. This korean restaurant we went too last night……served dog. I thought I’d be whatever about it, but I got all quiet when they told me. “Mark are you ok, is everything ok” hahaha I was like damn. I actually stopped eating as well.

You know what’s funny, is I find myself feeling a bit strange and uneasy about the lack of local authorities, yet nothing ever happens around here. I wonder why I have this ‘uneasy feeling’ and I’ve come to the conclusion that It’s because I grew up in a police state, so now with no police around, I feel like something should go down any minute. but. nothing. then you think about the U.S and they’ve got the most organized police forces in the world, like LAPD, and there’s still 890 murders a year. Aint that somethin. Don’t get me wrong tho, god forbid we have Qingdao PD replace LAPD, LA would turn into Katrina within 24 hours, but how is it americans think communist china is a police state, when in actuality it’s YOU ALL that live in a police state. Freedom with 8 million laws behind it. *chin stroke*

Asia = Twilight Zone TAKE 4 — I just realized this is the first time I’ve ever lived on the east coast….YET I’m still married to the pacific ocean. WEIRD.