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    Hello gang. It's been about 4 days since I've arrived in China and it's been a fucking experience. With Facebook being blocked, I haven't had much contact with my homies and shit and I've wanted to tell people about some of the shit that I've seen here, so I thought I would post it on here just because I don't remember the password to my LiveJournal. And I know that I could use a vpn or proxy service to bypass the Great Firewall of China, but at the same time its been good to get away from all that shit and spending my day just trolling niggers. Anyways I had a hell of a day today and it made me want to write this shit.

    So I left for my flight for China on Thursday 12 pm from Orlando and had two connections in Detroit and Seattle. I didn't really scope any of the cities and their airports weren't anything to write home about, but I did get to see Mt. Rainer and St. Helen's from the plane which was pretty dope. It was a 22 hour flight and I arrived in Beijing at 10 pm on Thursday. Just for reference, the East coast of the US is exactly 12 hours behind Beijing. Also I had not studied a goddamn word of Chinese and knew nothing other than Ni Hao and Wo Jiao.., which pretty much can't get you anywhere. Now I was not staying in Beijing, so I had to catch a train heading 5 hours southwest to a provincial city called Jinan. I took a bus to the train station, with the help of some American chick who knew a bit of Chinese. On the bus, I get help from this guy who spoke like 3 fucking words of English. He leads me to the station with a giant line at the ticket counter. Once I get to the counter I have the guy help me buy a ticket and I'm just saying 'Jinan! Jinan, now!' and he buys me a ticket and telling me that the only ticket available wouldn't be until 4pm the next day. It was out of the question for me to stay in Beijing because I had people waiting for me in the morning. So I'm scanning through my Lonely Planet and find the bullet train station in the south of the city, and use the guide to get a taxi to take me there and I get totally ripped off on the fare, but I can't say shit. Its now like two in the morning, and the entire station is dark, no lights whatsoever. I get up to the north entrance and I see a sign that says 530-2330, which obviously are the hours. So I have to chill for three fucking hours outside of this train station to buy a ticket in the morning. In the morning, I somehow manage to use a machine to buy tickets for a bullet train, which takes that 5 hour ride and cuts it down to 90 minutes hitting 300 km/h. And these trains are so fucking leet, state of the art, tv's and free wifi and reclining seats. I had to buy the business class tickets because everything else was sold out but it was still only about 300 kuayi, *pronounced kwhy, which is slang for the yuan here, similar to bucks* I get picked up at the station and taken to my apartment, which is pretty fucking dank. It's a brand new building, fully furnished. I stay on the 23rd floor with a huge fucking view, but its all construction.

    Which brings me to my next observation, I have never seen a place with so much fucking construction and so many high rises and hotels being built. They're like LOL what recession? Speaking of which, their middle classes and upper classes are hella growing here. I see tons of peoples with iphones, more than back home in florida. Albeit, they're probably stolen or knock-off iphones because they're super cheap here. hahaha I went to a cellphone like flea market and saw soooo many knock-off phones, NCKLA or IFone or Coolgen. At the same time, they got the real shit too. But I'm also seeing tons of people with nice ass cars, beamers, range rovers, mercedes. I even saw a Lambo. Cars were just legalized for private use in 1997. And there's shit tons of malls, they just opened the biggest mall like 3 months ago, and they're already opening an even bigger one in like a couple more months. And its all the name brands, expensive as hell, even for me as an American. Most of the people are real fucking fashionable all in the western brands. Theres still a lot of working class people, working the shitty jobs but nothing really to terrible poverty like I saw in Mexico City. I've hardly seen any homeless people, actually I've only seen one, so far. Although that could be a result of the government secretly executing undesirables, heh.

    One of the biggest things I've noticed is how fucking pervasive American culture is here, in the dress, the entertainment, the food, McD, Dairy Queen, Walmart, Subway, Starbucks. LOL they love KFC here, its open 24/7 and they deliver. They're not everywhere, but still they're seen as hip because its American. Two days ago I was in the park and there was a Hip Hop dance competition, so theres a bunch of rap music and kids dancing and break dancing, it was like straight You Just Got Served. There was even some Dubstep. And I'm just cracking up, never thought I'd come and hear some dubstep in China. And this is all so strange to me because in the US, we have such a negative view of China. That they're barking at the door, a hair away from invading us. I mean we see them as like our next major enemy, but jesus they fucking love us. They stare at foreigners because they've just never seen them. I've straight up seen people ask to take pictures with an American just cuz. You can go to a club or bar and straight up get free drinks and even like gift cards with credit to the club, because if Americans go they think it will bring in more Chinese kids because its seen as cool because Americans want to chill there. People are curious about you and try to talk to you, what are you doing China, do you like China, etc.

    At the same time, I dont want to give the impression that China is become the next colony of bland American consumerism. They've still retained a lot of their own flavor and put their own twist on American shit. The whole culture is totally different to the US. It's so fucking hectic and chaotic here, like I never saw in Central America. Its different. Driving is certainly a trip, traffic laws are rarely obeyed. You can drink and smoke anywhere. Even if its posted that you cant, you still can. The Chinese are very passive and won't make a big fuss to put it out or wyle out and call the police. You can sleep in parks and benches over night and no one fucks with you. Crime is very low. I feel very secure. The Chinese are very honest, I mean they'll overcharge you for some shit on the street just because you're a foreigner, yeah, but mostly not. There is no tipping in this culture, and they will absolutely refuse if you insist. *this is not true so much in Beijing or jobs where they're interact a lot with tourists, like hotels, well because I guess they're gotten used to it now* Theres also a big sense of community still among people. People are always out at all hours of the night, and a lot of places stay up very late or all night. I always see guys just chilling on the side of the road playing cards, or this weird board game.

    The women are abso-fucking-lutely gorgeous, my god. Only like 1 in 10 is fat. Nice, thin, petite, firm women. They're very subservient. Real talk, on a bus a chick will stand and her man will get the seat. They like to cook and they'll even prepare a table and help serve food at a restaurant. It's kind of hard sometimes to tell if a chick is in middle school, high school, or the university. Also my boy told me that the concept of date rape does not exist in China. If you find yourself alone with some guy, either at his place or yours, they pretty think you were asking for it, like you shouldn't have put yourself in that position.

    Anyway, I wanted to write some more stuff but I cant think of it right now, but this shit is hella tl;dr, but I know some fools might read it. Its just the culture shock, and I wanted to share some of the crazy shit I've seen. I was inspired earlier tonight after eating some steamed squid in a rice cake and smoking a joint in some oldschool chinese alleyways and then drinking and driving my electric scooter and I was just enjoying the shit out of life at the moment. I'll be back itt later to add more shit as I remember it. Also its midnight now. zzzz
    I dont buy the whole humanity thing, I dont believe in my species. I dont believe in my country. I dont believe in religion. I dont believe in government. I dont believe in big business. I think its a game, a racket, a con. I enjoy not caring because it gives me a detachment, a separation. I see alot of people into politics who believe that 'Oh there's hope, only if we do this'. I dont believe that either.

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    Do you really expect people to read that whole short story?

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    I read it....sounds pretty interesting. I just applied for a job that would require some global travel and would love to be able to tell some stories like that from different countries.

    How did you manage to find weed so quick to smoke a joint in an alley without being able to speak chinese?? rofl

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    damn thats dope, sucks you cant troll fb anymore. dont screw any ladyboys
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    Very good and interesting read...

    surprised by a lot of what you said



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    closed cultures are a trip. when I was in japan, I lost count of how many times I'd be sitting somewhere and I'd feel someone stroking my hair and I'd turn around and see a little old 4ft tall japanese lady smiling and bowing. I have sandy blonde hair and my guide told me that outside of the larger cities, many of the people have never seen blonde hair before and are very curious about it.

    of course as a dirty brown mexi, josez won't have to deal with this.

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    man josez you're one lucky dude, id love to travel around the world, how much did it cost to get to china? and yeah their internet censorship is crazy, didnt google block chinese internet? can you get on google.com or na? just curious, anyway have fun dude hope you have a blast there, what are you there for, business or just for fun? didn't you said you got some kind of job as english teacher in china or am i thinking of someone else? (i know you were an english teacher one time, but im not sure where) cool post, was a good read

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    read it all.

    score any dank yet? gotta know what kinda chronic china's packin

    also take pics of the bomb chinese food and post it here. char siu bau, walnut shrimp, and any kind of pan fried chow mein/noodles.

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    In all fairness, the reason the police or shit wont bother you is because they know you are american, which means you = money. Every hongkong trip, there's always some jerkoff american making a big scene, and police just following him to make sure he doesn't fight anyone, but they won't arrest him. one dude was throwing fuckin bowling balls in other peoples lanes and threw one into the ceiling, and police just followed him to his hotel and left after that.

    if you were chinese, i'd be a different story. but hey, i'm not complaining here, as long as they are nice with me they're cool folks. i like the chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHiZNiLTi View Post
    also take pics of the bomb chinese food and post it here. char siu bau, walnut shrimp, and any kind of pan fried chow mein/noodles.
    ^^^^^^ do it

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    fucking peggy hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Cock View Post
    Do you really expect people to read that whole short story?
    looks like ppl are reading it broe.

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    That's awesome man. Have a good trip and lots of sex with asians.

    I would love to go to China but I never will because fuck the communists. Did they open up your laptop at customs? 99% chance they put shit on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boss hog View Post
    I read it....sounds pretty interesting. I just applied for a job that would require some global travel and would love to be able to tell some stories like that from different countries.

    How did you manage to find weed so quick to smoke a joint in an alley without being able to speak chinese?? rofl

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    Quote Originally Posted by boss hog View Post
    I read it....sounds pretty interesting.
    post more!

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    I was able to score some herb because I have a friend from Florida, who has been living out here for more than a year now and his Chinese is pretty damn good and he found it through his dealings. His main guy just moved to Southern China, near Thailand, where its more abundant, and he sends shit through the mail.
    I dont buy the whole humanity thing, I dont believe in my species. I dont believe in my country. I dont believe in religion. I dont believe in government. I dont believe in big business. I think its a game, a racket, a con. I enjoy not caring because it gives me a detachment, a separation. I see alot of people into politics who believe that 'Oh there's hope, only if we do this'. I dont believe that either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theredspecial View Post
    That's awesome man. Have a good trip and lots of sex with asians.

    I would love to go to China but I never will because fuck the communists. Did they open up your laptop at customs? 99% chance they put shit on it.
    Customs didn't do shit. I went through immigration, got my shit stamped. Got my bags from the carousel and just walked straight out of the airport right through customs. Also didn't you read what I posted? These people are not really communists. They like the brutal dictatorial part of socialism, but have allowed a lot of private enterprise to pop up. I can go get a Big Mac right now and a grande cappuccino from Starbucks, then go watch Transformers at the new IMAX theater at the new Mall. yeah, real communists.
    I dont buy the whole humanity thing, I dont believe in my species. I dont believe in my country. I dont believe in religion. I dont believe in government. I dont believe in big business. I think its a game, a racket, a con. I enjoy not caring because it gives me a detachment, a separation. I see alot of people into politics who believe that 'Oh there's hope, only if we do this'. I dont believe that either.

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    how long do you plan on staying there?
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    one year, teaching english.
    I dont buy the whole humanity thing, I dont believe in my species. I dont believe in my country. I dont believe in religion. I dont believe in government. I dont believe in big business. I think its a game, a racket, a con. I enjoy not caring because it gives me a detachment, a separation. I see alot of people into politics who believe that 'Oh there's hope, only if we do this'. I dont believe that either.

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    so you can sleep in the park and throw your bowling ball thru the ceiling but you can only have 1 kid and can't log on facebook. the juxtaposition with america is quite astounding really. we both have certain illusions & trappings of liberty, but at the core both societies are slaves to an oppressive gov't. the question is will the chinese ever rise up and establish true liberty and will americans ever rise up and restore it.

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    I think its also legal to sex 16 year olds there

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    as if it being illegal would stop jose anyways haha
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    hey do they have panda express over there?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mattersfool View Post
    as if it being illegal would stop jose anyways haha
    ;D
    Just visited the walmart today to buy a razor. Shit is nuts, its just like back home. I'll be taking pictures of shit soon and posting them up.
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    I dont buy the whole humanity thing, I dont believe in my species. I dont believe in my country. I dont believe in religion. I dont believe in government. I dont believe in big business. I think its a game, a racket, a con. I enjoy not caring because it gives me a detachment, a separation. I see alot of people into politics who believe that 'Oh there's hope, only if we do this'. I dont believe that either.

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    interesting read

    nice to be venturing around viewing different parts of the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josez View Post
    Customs didn't do shit. I went through immigration, got my shit stamped. Got my bags from the carousel and just walked straight out of the airport right through customs. Also didn't you read what I posted? These people are not really communists. They like the brutal dictatorial part of socialism, but have allowed a lot of private enterprise to pop up. I can go get a Big Mac right now and a grande cappuccino from Starbucks, then go watch Transformers at the new IMAX theater at the new Mall. yeah, real communists.
    lol, they are unique that's for sure. the people aren't the problem (like most places), it's the government. they like the enterprise for the money, that's all china cares about imo.

    someone posted an article once and i've read a few others like it about how Chinese customs opens your shit and puts spyware on it without you knowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic Mackey View Post
    so you can sleep in the park and throw your bowling ball thru the ceiling but you can only have 1 kid and can't log on facebook. the juxtaposition with america is quite astounding really. we both have certain illusions & trappings of liberty, but at the core both societies are slaves to an oppressive gov't. the question is will the chinese ever rise up and establish true liberty and will americans ever rise up and restore it.

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    i read your story. sounds like an experience. i should have traveled more before i did the family thing. ah well. but i live in teh bay and we got butt-loads of orientals here. cupertino is actually majority chinese.

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    awesome read! post more soon




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    1. taste on your tongue???? only benefit is you know you drilled it 2. your hearing goes from 10 to 1 like a volume knob being turned down fairly fast. 3. intense rush beyond anything i have ever done. nothing comes close. 4. extreme euphoria and auditory hallucinations 5. body high that lasts 30 minutes where you get random boners and waves of the euphoria.

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    That's awesome, man. Wish I had known you were lamping at DTW... Would have met you for a drink there.

    Considering it takes the next 5 nations combined to equal the U.S.'s GDP... Expect our consumerism to influence their culture (sadly).

    Stay safe, avoid China's weird Islamic terrorist group, and keep us updated.



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    the US is called Meiguo, in chinese, pronounced may-gwo, and it literally means beautiful country.
    I dont buy the whole humanity thing, I dont believe in my species. I dont believe in my country. I dont believe in religion. I dont believe in government. I dont believe in big business. I think its a game, a racket, a con. I enjoy not caring because it gives me a detachment, a separation. I see alot of people into politics who believe that 'Oh there's hope, only if we do this'. I dont believe that either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josez View Post
    the US is called Meiguo, in chinese, pronounced may-gwo, and it literally means beautiful country.
    You've got to be shitting me... No way the Little Red Book fucks say that.



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    hey waht is this thread even about rofl i dont even

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    josez thanks for sharing your experiences in China so far. Very cool that they have this 24/7 kind of life... sounds exciting. Also their being so accommodating is awesome. I'm quite flattered by the "Beautiful Country" comment I wish they weren't so poorly represented here in the US. Keep posting about your experiences there! share photos, etc. If you need free hosting for photos let me know and i'll set you up with an SFTP on one of my servers.

    Looking forward to your next posts! Please use paragraphs more, otherwise all of the Chinese xrumer spammers you teach will be typing in "WALL OF TEXT" form haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by tm View Post
    otherwise all of the Chinese xrumer spammers you teach will be typing in "WALL OF TEXT" form haha
    rofl




    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Credible View Post
    1. taste on your tongue???? only benefit is you know you drilled it 2. your hearing goes from 10 to 1 like a volume knob being turned down fairly fast. 3. intense rush beyond anything i have ever done. nothing comes close. 4. extreme euphoria and auditory hallucinations 5. body high that lasts 30 minutes where you get random boners and waves of the euphoria.

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    great wall of text




    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Credible View Post
    1. taste on your tongue???? only benefit is you know you drilled it 2. your hearing goes from 10 to 1 like a volume knob being turned down fairly fast. 3. intense rush beyond anything i have ever done. nothing comes close. 4. extreme euphoria and auditory hallucinations 5. body high that lasts 30 minutes where you get random boners and waves of the euphoria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juji View Post
    great wall of text
    you can see it from orbit

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    i can't wait to see pics

    a+ thread

    keep us posted throughout the year
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnluckyXIII View Post
    That's awesome, man. Wish I had known you were lamping at DTW... Would have met you for a drink there.

    Considering it takes the next 5 nations combined to equal the U.S.'s GDP... Expect our consumerism to influence their culture (sadly).

    Stay safe, avoid China's weird Islamic terrorist group, and keep us updated.
    Yeah wtf, not telling us you were in detroit

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    prob didn't want to talk about hockey for 3 hours

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