yes my laptop is pink shut up
I decided to stay one more day in the land of leisure and melons. …also, I felt just slightly intimidated by the Gobi desert that was waiting for me out there. The sissy that I am.
It was nice to just hang out and read until night time. The next day I read some more, then I went out and got a new spare tire for the Caboose: So I got me a serving of Lanzhou Lamian and some lamb sticks. I had also acquired a nice little cantaloupe melon: Life […]
When I woke up, it took me a while until I was able to lift my feet off the bed. I limped aimlessly around and ended up in the backyard of my hotel: I figured that I was lucky to be here and not somewhere out where in the blowing winds. Then I walked around […]
I woke up to a good sky: Some clouds with a bit of sun, not too warm yet, but not too cold either. The mountains were still there in the distance: There was no road except the freeway to walk on: When it got hot around noon, I found an underpass and climbed down under […]
secrets from the road
Lei Sheng and I left the hotel in Kuytun early in the morning: It seemed as though everything and everyone was still asleep. That’s exactly how we wanted it. Lei Sheng loaded the Caboose in his truck and took us to Usu. It was the place where I had tearfully parted with her last. The […]
At around 10 in the morning, I said goodbye to Uncle Shen and got on the train to Kuytun. We gently rolled on, and the Gobi desert passed by the window: It felt weird to be there: A few hours later, I had arrived at my destination: Kuytun. The place where I had many friends, […]
eeny, meeny, miny, moe
Uncle Shen and I went to get a train ticket today: We stopped at a roadside stall that was serving Niubi Liangfen 牛B凉粉. This was interesting not because of the food itself (liangfen is a dish of cold mung bean starch jelly), but because of the name: niu 牛 means “cow”, and the B stands […]
The next morning, Uncle Shen came over to pick me up. He was still riding his bike around (this time it was a foldable bicycle): …and I was happy to see that Lulu the dog was still there too: Ürümqi actually felt a bit more relaxed than the last time I was here. We went […]
no one waiting
I arrived at Ürümqi airport late at night. People were there, waiting for their loved ones: A kind soul gave me a lift to my hotel.
in my hands
they always come as twins
Everything is done. Nothing can be changed. My books are both in the printing press right now: We went to check out the whole process the other day: I was surprised to find out that parts of the printing company’s hallways had a sort of “youthful” flavor to them: Which was a good thing I […]
Woohoo, the last corrections have been made, and the books are about to go into print! I asked my publishers if I could have a look at some of the work that they do, so they took me to the prepress proofing place: What an awesome feeling to have my photos checked (and prepared for […]
Finally done. Here’s a video I made about the writing process that took about… …two years to complete.