Sunday, July 31, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Mmm.....tasty meat sticks.
the gang cooking our dinner. too much squid (there were 2 other
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
I just got back from DVD shopping. I'm not always in the mood to flip through row upon row of unorganised movies, but today I was. I kind of like going there justfor the atmosphere. I go to a place called Electronic City, and there is a huge section of the basement that is devoted to DVDs. Thousands and thousands. Of course these are all pirated DVDs so they aren't legal. But that's just a technicality. Occasionally there are raids and all the vendors will throw sheets over the DVD trays, maybe shove them under a counter, or pulls drapes closed around their stall. Yep, so ingeniously hidden.
Lately, they've gotten more professional with their clandestine operations. Some shops have constructed narrow passages that lead to hidden rooms, at one place you even have to move a hanging poster to find the entrance. Other shops have almost nothing on display, but when you walk by, they offer DVDs, and when you show interest they lead you down a long winding corridor into the bowels of the building, where the walls are lined with inconspicuous, padlocked wooden doors. Behind one of these doors will be the merchant's stockpile of movies.
So I bought eight (grand total: about $7.50). Now usually the quality is perfect, it's only the brand new movies that aren't great. But usually still passable. Today was not very successful, only 6 out of 8 movies are fine. I will return The Interpreter because the beginning has been cut off and about 20 minutes of the movie is missing. And The War of the Worlds must also go back because it is in Russian. With no option for the original English. Sigh.... Oh well, out of the hundreds of DVDs we've bought, only a handful have been bad. Just bad luck today.
Okay, back to the "secret" movie cavern I go!
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Gong Bao Ji Ding - chicken with Zhe ma bo cai - spinach with garlic
peanuts and peppers. A little bit and sesame. Served cold. So simple
spicy, a little bit sweet. SO delicious! but amazingly tasty.
And here's the whole meal with some rice and noodles. Mmm... my mouth is watering just looking at it. Time for lunch I think!
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Here's the view from my window. I love buying from these guys :)
And here's a lady shucking corn. Hmm.
Thursday, July 7, 2005
Sunday, July 3, 2005
Damnit Amanda! Didn't you read the sign??
I shall be on the lookout for more hilarity.