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Snow Day in Beijing

January 12th, 2006
Frozen Ho Hai Lake

Today it has snowed for a couple hours in Beijing. This is the most snow since I’ve been here. It is nothing like what has happened in Japan recently. Sure enough I saw a girl wearing a short denim skirt. Not being a very good voyeur or stalker I continued on with my business to buy ‘totes’. Basically plastic boxes with lids that I planned to use to move from my apartment to a dorm.

After buying my totes I went to the Starbucks by the East Gate of Tsinghua. I didn’t need a coffee but I wanted to try yet another WiFi network. I’ve been having a terrible time with checking my email the last few days. My ADSL connection may have been cancelled and I’ve tried three different WiFi networks in Wu Dao Kou and it always times out. This has made emailing, looking for work, and of course blogging nearly impossible.

Anyway at the Starbucks was the girl and a friend also wearing a skirt. So after debating it, I went over and asked if she was cold wearing a short skirt today. She said no. She also could tell by my horrible Chinese and switched to English. Of course she speaks perfect English. She and her friend are both Korean, validating Julia‘s theory, and they study at Peking university. One of them studies Chinese and the other studies piano. We talked for a while but they weren’t down with having their picture taken so you’ll just have to take my word for it, that it was snowing and yet some Korean girls wore short skirts with bare legs.


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