Tag Archives: Xiaohei

phonelessness

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Juli had left me alone today and went out to see her best friend. Friends are important, and she told me she’d be back tomorrow, so I spent an afternoon in a café in the Wudaokou 五道口 university area: Then I realized I needed a new cell phone (mine already showed some serious corrosion damage […]


lounge and destroy

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Sunday – no passport applications today. So basically all I did was hang around at Xiaohei’s place. The poor guy had been working heaps of overtime the nights before. I was pretty tired as well, but I somehow managed to get myself to go out for a stroll around my old neighborhood: My friend with […]


running inversely

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Beijing?? WTF just happened? I got up at 6 in the morning, dropped my backpack off at the hotel front desk and took a cab to the airport: What a tired morning. What a quiet ride. What a weird feeling to do these things that I hadn’t thought I’d be doing again for a while. […]


help from inside and outside

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I got help today, and I needed it badly. Waking up in that sub-zero hotel room in Gucheng, Zhu Hui came up with an idea: “Why don’t we just walk all the way to Baoding – today?” he asked me. “Well, because it’s 35km to Baoding, we’ll never make it!” Zhu Hui thought for a while: “It’s […]


the first day

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The original plan was to get up “as early as possible”, and start walking right away, but reality saw me going out to have hot pot with Xiaohei 小黑 at about 1 am the day before. So I get up and I try out the scale: 97 kg. I never made it to the 100. […]