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Site Discussion / Re: Which staff member will wed first?
« on: June 08, 2017, 04:39:10 AM »
我有女朋友, 可是我不要结婚。

Forum Games / Re: Let's count to a million FOR REAL
« on: December 24, 2016, 08:22:08 PM »

General Chat / Re: Now you can finally know
« on: February 06, 2016, 02:03:00 AM »
Please write a short origin story for me.

General Chat / Re: How about that there new Star Wars movie?
« on: February 06, 2016, 02:01:07 AM »
It was alright.

The Pizza Hut pizza isn't disgusting, just not great. No unusual ingredients. I hate the small fake bakeries they have (I call them fakeries). They will make mini-pizzas with ketchup instead of proper pizza sauce. My girlfriend doesn't understand the difference between Italian tomato-based sauces and ketchup. I'm actually going to show her tonight with some homemade spaghetti and a jar of pasta sauce.

Is Chinese Papa John's any different?
No, exactly the same in Beijing. But Pizza Hut is different (worse).
That appears to be a place somewhere in the world (OFC), but I don't think it's a chain restaurant.

General Chat / Re: I think it's about time ... we saw each other.
« on: October 04, 2014, 09:23:57 AM »
Mask upgrade (which attracts babes).

I'm eating Papa John's on the 11th floor of an apartment building in Beijing, Haidian district.

Forum Games / Re: Let's count to a million FOR REAL
« on: January 20, 2014, 11:03:25 AM »

General Chat / Re: I think it's about time ... we saw each other.
« on: January 04, 2014, 07:38:06 AM »
It's over 500!

General Chat / Re: I'm in China
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:54:43 AM »
My contract is for one year. I'll keep teaching until I get into a good graduate school.

General Chat / Re: I'm in China
« on: August 05, 2013, 08:10:23 AM »
BP: Don't post a link or anything.

Weegee: No Facebook, YouTube, or Netflix. There are Chinese counterparts to all three, but, come on, right? Just to set the record straight, daily life is probably the same as in an American city (I think, I've never lived in a city this large in America). There are small differences, but nothing huge (aside from language and ethnic demographics). At any given time, I'm being stared at by someone, not in an antagonistic way, but in a "that guy looks different" kind of way. Chinese girls have a thing for white guys; they've been brainwashed to believe they're the most handsome type of human being possible. People sneak pictures of me regularly, and openly photograph me near tourist attractions (just today a female student tried to take my picture during class). When this happens I start taking pictures with as many people as I can; it's a lot of fun.

Koopaslaya: Thanks, how are you?

General Chat / Re: I'm in China
« on: August 04, 2013, 05:58:06 AM »
"How's the internet?  Speed?  Censorship?"

During the day it's fine, at night it slows down sometimes pretty slow.

"Do you teach only in English?"

Yes, there's a skill called "language grading" that allows low level students to understand instructions. You don't need to speak Chinese beyond five or six words when living in Beijing. Not needing to learn Chinese (Mandarin) has hampered my learning the language.

"Do you often use TOR or other anonymity software to browse the internet there?"
"Can you view this image?"

I use a VPN to view whatever I want. It slows my internet down a little. If I use it on a night when the internet is slow to begin with, watching Netflix or Youtube is almost impossible.

Pic 1: The Central Radio & Television Tower
Pic 2: The base of the tower, guarded by two golden dragons.
Pic 3: View of Beijing from the top of the tower. It's the tallest structure in Beijing.

General Chat / Re: I'm in China
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:26:13 PM »
"How you breathin'"
Fine, I have a respirator mask for the bad air days. 80% of the time I don't need it.

"Is it fun to swim in the algae/chemicals/trash?"
I usually swim in the pool at my gym. There's a little bit of chlorine in there, I think.

"Have you gone to China on vacation?"
I'm an English teacher.

Attached is a picture of a sunrise from my apartment's balcony.

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Sexual Orientation
« on: July 25, 2013, 09:47:44 AM »
I enjoy having sex with women.

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