Monthly Archives: June 2008

double happiness

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I started walking at six in the morning today. After 5km, I sat down and slept for 20 minutes. Then I walked another 5km and sat down again. This time for 30 minutes. The third time I slept for almost an hour. All the while, there was a construction team fixing the road around me: […]


waiting for Godobi

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What a morning. So early… …so green… …and so short. “Why don’t you stay for another day and rest up?” the old Grandma/temple-keeper had said earlier while I had been packing my bags. Maybe that would have been a good idea, maybe I should have stayed a bit longer, maybe I just wasn’t prepared for […]


under the eyes of the twenty-seven gods

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So many days = so many nights = so many places to sleep. Apart from all the different hotels and the Great Outdoors, there have also been private homes (dust), mines (azzurro), power plants (for what they are), and town halls (misled)… So here’s another issue of TLW Cribs, and this time it’s entitled “the […]


yes, I’m done here

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Again, my pictures need to go home: This is actually a shot from yesterday, when I was told that I wasn’t allowed to send anything resembling a storage medium. “No way!” is what they said, and then I left, beaten. But I went back today: …spent two hours, showed them my pictures, drinking tea and […]


oh Sichuan…

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I am still here, and now that my notebook is up and running again, I’ve prepared some DVDs with pictures I want to send home for storage. But… this whole postal thing is apparently not as simple as I had figured it would be. Not over here in the wild west it ain’t! Forget it, […]


spinning, circling

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Day 4, and we’re slowly getting there: I went out and got some things on the market, so here’s the 360° vision (sorry if this is even more boring than anything else I’ve posted here): So many things to touch, see, smell, hear and taste…


not every fight can be glorious

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Hello, I am Chris and this is day number 3 I have been spending with that messed up computer of mine. Hours and hours wasted helplessly, waiting for installation routines and filling out registration forms… I finally resorted to watching TV: Ah, martial arts… In this one match that was on, a kid who had […]


the singing and the dancing

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Day 2 of my computer struggle. I took a break at noon and went out to look at a copy of the famous Galloping Bronze Horse 铜奔马: One thing I particularly like about China (apart from the kids) – are the old people: Here’s what a lot of them do: they get instruments, and they […]


shiat!!

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What a nice hotel. There is a sparkling clean shower, a porcelain toilet, and I can order room service 24/7. Still, I am not happy. Can you believe it? My notebook’s operating system has just absolutely died on me! Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhh!!! (Oh, and how much more furious I’d be if I only knew that it would […]


sudden company

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I got on the long straight road to the city of Wuwei: I walked along for a while, feeling sorry for myself, simply because I was so tired – then I suddenly noticed that I wasn’t alone anymore: 17-year-old Qi Yutian 齐宇天 had seen me walk by and decided to march with me for a […]