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*
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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’m not sure if it’s just Qingdao, but american expats never congregate during our ‘holidays’ like 4th of july etc etc. I’m not complaining, but its interesting to see various countries come together for their festivals, whether it be independents, muslim holidays, but when its american holidays…you see more europeans and chinese celebrating and posting ‘happy 4th’ than actual americans. I’m not exactly sure why that is, but it’s bizarre. Do we just not care? Have no pride? Find shame? Find lame? Do other people just enjoy celebrating them because they want to mimic off american tv shows since it looks ‘cool’? Even religious holidays like Christmas, I notice groups come together like the French and their dinners, the Italians, but you will never here of the Americans getting together, not even for a superbowl. While aborad, we tend to just blend in with everyone else and give each other the head nod rather than unite. Maybe we just think it’s kind of corny? who knows.
As you know Thanksgiving is around the corner, and I find myself on http://www.taobao.com (chinese amazon) shopping around only to see Thanksgiving sales banners all over the place. Not even the europeans do that. I had to check my url and make sure I wasn’t on amazon. I have no idea what relations china has with thanksgiving but that is weird as hell. A country 5,000 years old is copying a country that is 300 years old.
I guess the real question, is why?
Is American culture so mainstream and commercialized that people are willing to install our culture and use it to sell products? Is that the power of capitalism? Or maybe its so sad that people don’t see any importance in our holidays (they’re not) and just a means to sell products (which it is). Even the chinese are jumping at the opportunity to make money on these superficial days, they can’t have america’s stock market have its weekend jump all alone, now can they? I find it remarkable that even here, I see halloween, thanksgiving, valetine’s day (there is also a chinese valentine’s type of day which is ancient) , christmas, just about every holiday that isn’t ‘national’ like independence day (for obvious reasons). I’m not exactly sure what to make of it or how to feel about it. I came here with the idea that I left that commercialized superficial bullshit behind, and that I was going to have spring, autumn festivals (which are ancient holidays with a lot of meaning) and the many other interesting chinese holidays which follow ancient folklores, and I do, but to see american capitalism in full force where you can see a starbucks attached to a temple, in such an ancient rich-in-history country like China is a bit disheartening.
Ah well. It is what it is.
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!
Although I quit, I couldn’t let a rare gift from my Russian friend Kristina, go to waste. North Korean cigs? Don’t mind if I do.
Review: It’s actually pretty good. Smells a bit ‘different’ almost sour-ish but all and all it hits very smooth, clean (for it being cigs) and I don’t taste any chemicals, in fact its like a smoother American Spirits but without the harshness on the throat. I was quite surprised. I guess when you live in a non-capitalist society there is no need to cut corners or cut your tobacco with 42 other additives. I’ll give the DPRK some props, they have good cigarettes on their hands.
This is what I smoke now. Ecig review: The subox mini starter kit by Kangertech. Great device! It comes with everything except the battery, mod box, tank, and 3 atomizers (2 are sub ohm). I used to use a cloupor mini with an atlantis tank, bit over kill, heavy but leet. but this thing is more than enough for me, and half the price, it also goes up to 50w!!!!! No leaks from the tank so far either which was a surprise because my big kanger subtank not only leaked, it had loads of spit back, this has neither or, small, sleek and stylish looking and surprisingly light with all the accessories. I am very very happy with this device and recommend anyone trying to quit, to switch to ecigs. I went from 6mg nicotine to 0. It’s pretty must a cloud blower with flavor.