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Evil patronage is the only patronage

Evil patronage is the only patronage

So. Patients, sorry pupils from Wistron took me out for a meal on Thursday after finishing their course the week before at the Parkson hotel – Kunshan.

Nice group of people. I’m pretty sure Wistron is the best factory around, and they’re pretty lucky to have a job there.
All good people…
Sounding familiar?

Nope. Yeah. Doesn’t matter?

Lost soul

Anyhow. Found this maggot in my au deurve. I was just explaining the differences between the foreign deserts. I looked down and saw this small movement. As I bent over to look closer, in my summer fruit flan I spotted I small, (very small), maggot, perched between an apple slice and a glacé cherry waving it’s head around (in that way that maggots do).

It was very small, but it was enough to gain the attention of my Chinese colleagues.

Parkson Kunshan
Summer anybody?

The maggot was soon a star! The whole restaurant had gathered round the maggot, people snapping it with their phones, jostling closer to get a better look… Laughing, smiling.

The restaurant owner arrived. I told her the maggot wasn’t really welcome, and although I wouldn’t mind eating it, (because it was so small), I didn’t feel that was appropriate behavior in a restaurant of this stature, (did she expect me to eat it? I don’t know).

She made off with the maggot and my puddings, which I was a bit disappointed about.

Soon she returned, and as we were leaving said “I’m very, very sorry about your food. I’d like to give you this bottle of wine”, looked kind of cheap, but Jacobs Creek in China is £11 and this was an Argentinean White. After perusal and consideration, careful consultation with colleagues, we kind of agreed that this was OK for me.

Organiser of the meal, Eric, was still not totally happy.

But I left it there.

Dire maggot

Wine tastes great. And I’d like to thank all the wild beasts of the world for providing it for me.

Osado Chardonnay
Osado Chardonnay

Should have a maggot on the label.
I know under normal circumstances, I would’ve eaten it, but that was inappropriate. So hey.

Strange fruit China – pt2

Strange fruit China – pt2

So… New season, new fruit.

I have this one which looks similar to a shower head.

Got one off the woman for 4kwai (she wanted 6, I gave her 4).
Squeezed a little pea out of it after lunch.

Strange Fruit
Strange Fruit

The weather is hot here. Around 36°, although in Sichuan, where I used to work, it is rainy.

In fact some of the houses have been washed away in the very town I used to work!

**Update: I tried some of these fruit and they are like small pea like structures that taste like peas.**

Camera shopping – Tsim Sha Tsui

Camera shopping – Tsim Sha Tsui

Samsung st67

Samsung ST67

The camera I have, a Samsung, has issues…

It’s like a epileptic, with Alzheimers. It just goes into spasm and forgets everything when I turn it on.

Samsung have expanded too quickly and this product has done nothing but tarnish the image of it’s brand. It’s over-complicated. It takes crap pictures. The viewfinder is crap. But it looks good, and it does fancy things.Canon A2600

Did a little bit of searching round in Tsim Sha Tsui and found nothing that would give me an exchange on this useless compact.

Canon A2600

Opted to buy a Cannon A2600. It was cheap at $1,180 which is just short of £100.

I like Canon. They don’t blow up like the Samsung which I will be throwing into the Yangtze very soon.




New blog is up and running.

After several false dawns with free servers and offers from relatives which turned out to be nothing, I finally have my blog back.

Picture 8

Maybe I’ll post some more later.

Going for a walk on the chase now.

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