Monthly Archives: January 2005

chengdu (1)

(Translated from a Chinese entry on 出于不俗.) Pick a city, any city, and Chinese people will tell you it has the most beautiful girls in all of China. Harbin girls, with their Manchu blood, will brave subzero temperatures to wear whatever strikes their fancy; beautiful ice queens, they are without question the most magnificent girls […]

new year's eve

Kun, suffering from a mean-ass cold and lacking any sense of smell, had us booked into a profoundly shitty 招待所 flophouse at Qianmen which looked kind of like a rabbit warren and smelled strongly of mildew. We stayed there the first night – my plane got into Beijing at 10:30 on the night of the […]