Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Crazy things that Blow my mind

First topic:

 I know we sometimes get annoyed by the "constant" advertisements in the US. But China takes (as many things) also this to the next level.  
My office is on the 60-something floor and when I look out of the window to look for some green patches in the far distance I see a HUGE plasma tv  on the next highriser with adds playing.
Elevators, Taxis, Subway, Bus, Restaurants EVERYWHERE are adds. I mean I am pretty lucky since I don't understand a lot but I am seriously overwhelmed with the screens I see everywhere. In the subway it is honestly impossible not to look at a screen and watch adds. Even if you are waiting for the Metro to arrive you here adds playing in the back ground.
And as if that is not enough Chinese people have 7 different blogging, socializing, texting applications that really make sure that the eyes are constantly glued to a screen. 

Next topic:

GARDENS! The definition drives me crazy here! In front of the building in which I live if a "Garden". The only garden-thing I can see in there is the frog noises a speaker is making at night. You might expect grass to be somewhere - but let me tell you. wait for it....... there is NONE!

Another Topic:

Self image. In one of my classes I taught about the self image and asked the girls to make a list with adjectives they think boys will like in them. Here is what they wrote down:

- Rich
- White
- Tall
- Uneducated
- Housewise
- no feminism
- submissive
                                 WAIT! What? I know.

Last topic:
........ Here is why I love China: My AC was broken at one a clock in the morning. I called a friend and he went out to find someone to fix it and he did! The electrician came to my apartment holding a couple screw drivers and a hammer. Sooner than I could say "nihao" he was HANGING out of my window (20th floor - nothing to save him if he would fall down) taking a good look at the AC. - he fixed it!

So there are a couple things to blow your mind for now! more every couple days!
Also I miscalculated the number of people living in this town. It is 12 million after all. Only 2 million difference. That is not even that much.

Questions of the day!

Serious question of the day by a student: "Theresa, after your Bachelor are you going to Hollywood and become really famous?"

Not so serious question of the day: "Theresa do you want some of this?" - While holding a stick with duck intestines very close to my mouth.