He had problems with meeting his responsibilities , and at the weekend had a bottle of beer. Or two , some Bacardi , and also some vodka.
I disappeared for the weekend , went to Nanjing.
When I came back, I heard the sound of tins being opened early in the morning.
This isn’t the first time this has happened.
Last weekend he drank all my brandy and the police came round because he was outside smashing things up.
He had a habit of sleeping in odd places ‘close to nature’.
People would wake me to come to the aid of Edward, outside, in a pool of his own wee (or whatever ). Sometimes he was conscious , sometimes not.
China has it’s fair share of alcoholic teachers.
The Russian I used to work with was drunk 24/7.
One of the other teachers commented “I never realized he was drunk till I saw him sober .”
Another stocked up on Bijiou to get him through his day at Kindle.
On Monday it all came to a head when Ed turned up for work on the sauce.
Police were called. Poor Eddie had to spend the best part of the day in the cells explaining and clearing things up with the Chinese authorities 。
Employers , linestart have threatened to blackball him.
Effectively making it impossible for him to get work in China.
We have a little two or three day holiday at the end of this week.
I may take this time to have a look around Nanjing which is a short distance away.
I’ve been planning to sample this Chinese dish.
During the mid autumn festivals, Chinese are overcome by thoughts of mooncake!
Both giving and receiving, it is very important part of the Chinese culture and celebration.
The mooncake comes in all different boxes. There are many fillings, which traditionally, are wrapped in a pastry baked in an oven. With elaborate designs on the top, the cake is of a heavy, doughy consistency.
Pretty filing, the cake should be enjoyed all over the mid-autumn festival.
The box shown, was dedicated by one of the children’s parents at kindergarten.
Gasping at the Mooncake!
Such an exiting thing! Have been looking at these stands in the supermarket!
They’ve been here for the past 3 months or so…
The favor of the mooncake knows no bounds here! Fer sure….
Many happy returns!
Fill yer boots
Access Google Play in China, download playstore apps in China
**Firstly, we need to access the Google Play Store – supported devices page and locate your device. If your device is supported, move on to step 4. If not, (and you’ll find many of the devices sold in China aren’t supported by Google), choose a device from the device list that is the closest approximation to your model.
Install File Commander (included in supporting files). With File Commander, access the /system/build.prop, it will look like this…
Scroll down to the ro.product.model = GT-S7566 change it to the model compatible with Google Play Store.
in my case ro.product.model = GT-S7562. Save the file. A number of screens will come up asking if you wish to change the write permissions of the new file. Accept them.
Restart your Phone.
It will tell you Android is loading updated software and gave you a short waiting screen.
Next you need to transfer the GAPPS file to your phone’s SD card.
Install the GAPPS file: restart the phone in Recovery mode by pressing UP+DOWN+HOME+POWER simultaneously. Navigate to the GAPPS zip. Install the zip.
You will now need to fire up your mobile VPN software to access Google Play from your mobile phone in China. As it is now blocked.
Your phone will now work with Google Play Store and all free apps.
Access Play Store apps in any location Worldwide
This little cheat will allow you to ‘pretend’ you’re a U.S. resident.
Google go to great lengths to make their products available under the correct jurisdictions. If you want your phone to ALWAYS have the maximum apps and content, things will be changing regularly to make sure this stays the case. Search on the ‘net or should subscribe (to my blog), to keep abreast of changes.
Install the Market Enabler apk included in the Supported Files.
Log on to your VPN service. From your VPN go to the ‘Help’ section or knowledge base. From here you should find information about allowing their service to be accessed from your mobile device.
My VPN’s knowledge base looks something like this. It has all the information you need.
The process isn’t a difficult one. The hosts guide will guide you through it.
Fire up Market Enabler. Select one of the carriers (in the U.S.) by pressing and holding. Select ‘fake this connection now’.
Fire up your VPN Proxy you just set up in step 2. from your mobile device. In mine, it’s in the other settings section.
If all goes well, it will tell you your device is connected. You will now be surfing from the U.S. from a U.S. carrier for all intents and purposes. (Check this with http://www.iplocation.net/).
Fire up Google Play Store. This will now be running as if you’re a resident of the United States even if, like me, you’re accessing Google Play Store from a mobile in China.
Disclaimer: If you follow this guide exactly in facsimile, you won’t encounter problems. I take no responsibility for your actions other than those following the method above.