Monday, June 8, 2009
Ping pong and blogger's gone
They shut down blogger for Chinese IPs and my post disappeared when I tried continuing at home.Now back at office
I have a weird feeling that the Chinese think I'm either a eunuch or a girl.
Cuz everytime I play ping pong with Sun Wei and 2 others walk in, he asks them,
"Doo yoo want to plaaai mixadubbles?"
Me:(wtf?!) Dude you mean doubles right? (With a smile assuring him that I know he is just kidding and he aint a jackass)
Sun: Weer already plaaain dubbles. Lets plaai mixadubbles naaow
I gave up.
Lunch was a futile effort at me trying to prove I can be really Chinese by tasting all their food. I put in whatever my colleagues took in their plates.
I think I put some national geographic shows to shame. I had
(a) Steaks (forgot which animal)
(b) Pork with Rice
(c) Clams. This is the best part. The fish inside was cooked alive with the opened shell. So we take some shells on our plate, eat the gooey stuff inside(with chopsticks) and collect those shells for hobby(naaa)
I think this brave effort paid off as 2 of them wanted to try Indian food for dinner. Took them to Ganges, a restaurant which would have shut down had it opened in Hyderabad. Very mediocre food, but making a lot of business here.
One question I was asked by a lady in the office:
Why do Indians not touch their food with the left hand?