Outskirts to Qingdao (vlog)
What it’s like to watch live MMA in China
WBK had a show in Qingdao, obviously being an MMA fan I had to attend.
3 KOs, 2 subs and 1 TKO. T’was a good event, I was impressed.
They didn’t sell any snacks, beer or water (drink tap from the fountain if you dare lol) – I sat there for 4 hours hungry, thirsty and cold, but it was worth the experience. Chinese audience are comedy. The Thai coaches would make a sound every time their guy would land a leg kick, so, the Chinese started randomly making the sound all through out the fight even when there was no contact, and when the guy was leaving haha. They were trolling suuuuupeer hard. Yelling “bite him”, “look at his stubby legs, stop kicking your kicks suck”, ” he fights like my son and he’s 9″. Then the roar when a chinese fighter KO’d a japanese fighter, they went bananas. Whole experience was gold. Not a big turn out and sometimes they were laughing during the fight, but I have no idea what they were laughing at, apparently leg locks are funny, I don’t know. All in all, would attend another for sure.
Me and my gf Claire were hanging out watching youtube videos when a chinese folk song came on, I proceeded to fan dance with no fans like so
Claire bursts into laughter and tears
“What are you doing?!?!?”
Me: Chinese dancing *fan fan fan* *head tilt**fan*
Her: *rolls on the bed laughing*
Me: Hehe funny eh? How do black people dance?
Her: *stands up* *starts thrusting and gyrating her tiny asian hips*
Me: What is that?
Her: I dont know, that’s how it looks, like you’re having sex with air
In retrospect, she’s not wrong *shrugs* *starts twerking*
Sacramento Kings and the cringe induced demand
In case you haven’t read the story, link here.
It is the Chinese year of the Monkey. The Kings scrapped shirts after their star player took offense to the monkey on it. Now if that isn’t the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard. WTF does the year of the monkey have to do with black people? It doesn’t even cross my mind to be offended about such things. African Americans really need to start expanding their horizon past American social issues. If anything, he should have taken the time to complain about why their were no shirts for black history month, instead he complains about other people’s culture (asians have a large population in NorCal) and the organization was merely trying to make them happy. These are the same people that pay for tickets and thus pay for his income. I just can’t understand the overt sensitivity, you see a monkey and actually associate it with you? WTF??????? That in itself is almost racist because you’re associating. How can you expect people to celebrate your culture when you can’t even recognize other peoples? Sheer ignorance, and the Kings shouldn’t have removed shit and explained how there is a huge world out there, to him.
I haven’t been blogging much. Basically my birthday just past and on the same day I ‘damaged’ my camera for the third time, I swear the lens is weak as piss because I’ve had to go to the notorious computer city for the third time now. I’m still alive and well, but recently I’ve been doing a lot of freelance work and making beats on my spare time trying to finish up this instrumental mixtape (clips down below). But other than that, life has been good, Qingdao is getting colder and I’ll probably be more indoors this winter making music and playing PS4 with the dozen or so games I haven’t been able to play lately. Seriously, I’m aging, and I have the love of my life, the club scene and wildin’ out has faded from my life, and quite frankly I’m glad. Everything is falling into place exactly as I wanted it.
That doesn’t mean no fuckery though, you’re subscribed to me, you know there’s always fuckery. So last weekend (here we go), I wake up with a toothache. Now typically I use champagne to numb whatever dumb shit is happening to my teeth because to be honest I have teeth problems (they’re not crooked or rotting, just aches here and there) due to my love of (sour) candy, I can’t help it, it’s an addiction since I was a teen. But anyways I wake up like whoa whoa what is this????? side of my face felt like a big girl sat on it and it was half flat…that’s around the time I knew hmmmmm maybe I should get this checked out, it kept throbbing more intensely every hour! whoa whoa. By 4pm, I was hauling it to the dentist office, luckily we have one literally a half a block away right next door and they are western educated and speak english. Now, I have been to this place before they wanted to take a wisdom tooth out and it was fail (I’ll get into this another time) but I had a new dentist named Dr. Irene. I swear, within 5 min of going there she had me in the seat, x-rayed and shot up with novocane, 10 min after, teeth pulled and one root canal, best DR ever! I was feeling great, she pulled a tooth which had already been broken in half from a root canal that was neglected. Kind of strange to see a chunk of bone come out of your mouth, it threw me off.
My jaw is a bit sore and I’m using my secret champagne remedy to numb the area since they don’t have painkillers (thank god), but it’s kept me out of commission these past few days, it’s getting better though, so don’t worry.
I’m doing aright other than that, just living life, going to sort out my camera in a couple of days, and I’m supposed to travel to Korea in a week, hopefully its fixed by then and I can have some cools shots of the DMZ.
Anyways, it’s late and I’m tired, but I just wanted to let yall I am safe and sound, take care folks!
While in China, we are content with things being poor quality
When in R
ome China. One of the things you learn to accept within the first month of living here is that the quality of things are just not up to par with the rest of the world, which is odd since China MAKES everything around the world. Things like rusty gates, rusty lobby doors (damn near every gate/door to enter someones complex is rusty), heck even stainless steel goes rusty, clothes wear down after 6-12 months, cotton starts to turn into thousands of lint balls, colors fade, car and house paint fainting are every day occurrence. Now that I write this I wonder if it’s the quality or just pollution causing all this. HA. Anyways this blog was to talk about how a cool bridge in Henan made international news for being the longest glass bridge in the world.
Most people in China were excited, but shortly after excitement most people, much like those abroad who had heard about it, questioned it’s quality. “But will it hold up?” “I won’t dare walk on that thing in China”, now me being a foreigner, and completely ignoring the many lessons I have learned, met the comments with optimism “It’ll hold, this is an international attractions, they wouldn’t fumble this, they wouldn’t want to lose face”
I just never learn my lesson, I keep waiting for the day that the tide turns and everything starts to be made in japanese and german quality, yea, no. That bad boy cracked yesterday, and of course now every news circuit has caught wind. Face
lost. Comedy ensues.
bridge cracks, tourists flee in horror
China, we got to do better man, cmon lol.
At what point do we recognize traditional chinese medicine doesn’t work?
It’s common to hear people avoid a nice cold glass of water because apparently the chinese are under the impression it isn’t good for your system as it lowers your body temp (wtf). Avoiding things like ice cold drinks, pharmaceutical pills and other technologically advanced items which might strike fear in a some grandmothers (remember how she used to think cellphones gave brain cancer and we shouldn’t stand too close to the microwave when it’s on?) is a common trait. Many chinese, in 2015, still believe these things. It’s common to be served hot water at a restaurant and although that doesn’t bother me as it’s cultural, it somewhat irks me when I order an ice cold glass of water and folks act like I’m going to catch pneumonia, or eating 5 seeds will cure my asthma, no it won’t, and that inhaler won’t give me cancer, in fact it’ll help the asthma within seconds while the seeds won’t do anything. Listen, hot water and tiger nuts haven’t knocked out a cold in 1,000 years. 2 tablespoons of tussin will knock out a cold in less than 8 hours, quit playing games. technology > witchcraft.
At the same time, I could see how a country with loose regulations (FDA? HA!) could make a few folks skeptical. It’s just weird how some are concerned with a pill for a headache might be bad for one’s health, and cold water giving you pneumonia, but no one is saying anything about the various pollution, or how the water appears to rust even stainless steel. Forget the cold water, you didn’t see the gray haze on the way here?
Now that the one child policy has been relaxed….
There will be actual brothers and sisters again. Interesting fact, in China, cousins act as a sort of replacement for the lack of brothers and sisters during the one-child policy, prior to the policy the chinese had large families, then there was the implementation thus you had a lot of siblings with only a single child. This generation grew up with loads of cousins, however, with the one child policy generation, there will be a generation without 1st cousins, their children however will have brothers and sisters again. The one child policy generation sounds like a lonely one without nieces and nephews.