Steve's China Blog

Monday, November 21, 2005

Busy, busy

This last few weeks has been pretty busy, so I have not posted much lately. A lot of changes at work are coming for my group and we have been trying to get ready for those. But enough about work!... On Saturday about forty of us from the office went out to dinner at a place called Samba World, which is suppose to be a Brazilian style buffet. There wasn't too much Brazilian about the place or food. The food was a mix of eastern/western food, but it was pretty good. You would go up to the buffet and get all of the salad, vegetables, soups, desserts you wanted; and servers would come around and serve different types of meats.

After Samba World we went to a nightclub called 2046. This is a nightclub that is mostly Chinese since foreigners usually go to other clubs, so a lot of people were curious why I was there. I tried to take my camera into the club, but they wouldn't let me use it. The place was pretty nice... good music, good lighting, and a good crowd. The drink specialty there was pitchers of Johnny Walker Black with white grape juice and ice. Since I don't drink hard liquor I only had beer. A few people had some Chinese red wine. On Sunday a few of us from the office went to see the new Harry Potter movie. It was really good, but I won't spoil it for anyone by talking about it. We were hoping to go on Saturday, but some company here hired out the theatre for their employees, so we had to wait a day.

I heard that both Governor Schwarzenegger and President Bush have been here in China this last week. It is kind of interesting the differences in how the press here and the press back in the US have been covering their visits. The US press seemed to make a big deal about the president's visit of a church in Beijing, and the Chinese press never mentioned that. Of course, the behavior of the leftist politicians and terrorist-lovers back in the US have been in both news coverages, and those news stories are not too much different. I am always shocked at how low the left will go for political power, even though I should be use to it by now.

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