Eating dog, see though toilet doors, five floors of computers, and six floors of cell phones

Eating dog, see though toilet doors, five floors of computers, and six floors of cell phones

Leftfield had it's first business meeting last night over dinner. We were taken to a beautiful restraunt where you picked the plates of food you want and they cook up that right amount for the number of people you have. One of the dishes ordered was dog. Now please note that this is China and this is what they eat in their culture. So there was dog on the table and I figured that I may never get a chance to try it again. Dog doesn't taste all that bad. In fact it's rather nice. It's hard to say what it tastes like. I thought it tasted like meat hahaha discriptive I know. It was cooked in a stew and was very tender. Maybe even too tender. So now I've tried dog, I have cat, rat, and horse to go. Sorry if eating those things really offends you.

Our hotel room in Shanghai is a lot bigger than in Hong Kong - I'm a very happy lad about that. The toilet and shower are made from opaque glass that you can mostly see through. Luckily the toilt and shower are seperated from the bedroom by another opaque frosted glass wall and a curtain. It's a nice room to stay in though and we have free internet. We started out in room 8333 and while checking out the room we found the cups hadn't been cleaned for a long time as there was half a mug of very old coffee with mold growing on top, so they moved us to room 8332 which was nice but the internet kept stopping working. Not usually a problem acept I have to work and need the internet to do so. They have moved us back to 8333. Yay for playing ping pong with our rooms. They are very kind about it all.

Sam and I have had a good time trying to be independant of John. We are trying our best to buy things and get around without needing John to interperat for us.

We checked out a couple of cool places today. A huge computer shopping market; this was five floors high and packed full of hundereds of small shops selling anything you can think of. This was totally focused on computers. It wasn't a general electronics market. The second market was a cell phone market that was six floors high. Now this place was awesome. Every phone and every state of legit and illigit products. Some were the real deal and cost a lot, others were second hand, some where stolen, and then there were the copies in all their different forms - high and low quality. I nearly bought an iPhone but couldn't get the guy to come down enough. Still they are cheaper than normal but I wanted one for about $400 NZD and couldn't seem to get them below $900 NZD. I had a great time bartering with everyone. I had some great deals going but didn't buy any in the end. I might do later on. It's only the start of our trip so I'm not in any rush.

17 comments (Add your own)

1. E wrote:
Really? You would eat roon? Maybe I should go and kidnap yours while you are away so that she won't be too upset about you eating her cousin when you get back. haha seethrough toilets = death, although an adventuresome one. i think i prefer something a little more peaceful or a little more tumultuous though. here's a question for you anyway: do you think there is such a thing as morals in board games?

Tue, March 17, 2009 @ 8:32 AM

2. Hayden Sanders wrote:
That is an interesting question. I find Risk to be a faciniating eposure to the ability of good people to change and be only interested in power and wiping over people from the face of the earth with no reason. is that the sort of morals you mean? If so then I think the basic answer is no morals aren't considered as important in board games. Should they be? Hmmm well I guess that they should. What would that mean for a good persons ability to play most board games? I'm not sure. Your thoughts?

Tue, March 17, 2009 @ 1:02 PM

3. Sam wrote:
Woof woof

Tue, March 17, 2009 @ 6:43 PM

4. E wrote:
AHAHA how did you know i was talking about risk? you're a super mind reader from a super massive distance! how cool! yeah, that was kind of how i was thinking, but i also had a thought about something different. i tend to win in risk (because in actual fact it's mostly about strategy and i'm good at that whole conquering thing). but i also tend to not annhilate people. now i know that it's just a game and that the point is to wipe everyone else out. but i can't seem to bring myself to totally remove someone from the game, and if i see someone is losing badly i deliberately try to bring them back so that the game can go on and they can build up a new game (which of course is more fun for me because it lasts longer and they feel better). muahaha and then i get annoyed with the ones who then immediately take the opportunity to turn around and wipe me out. i realised last night that i get put out about it because it's a little reflection of real life and that ticks me off equally. my observation is that a lot of people play risk and other games, like monopoly, a lot like they would like to play life. thoughts?

Tue, March 17, 2009 @ 7:10 PM

5. Michael wrote:
Great to catch up on your news, will tell the lads tonight about your dog eating experience, not quite a dog's breakfast thought!

Wed, March 18, 2009 @ 7:24 AM

6. Sam W wrote:
Good on you for trying dog. just don't go eating mine if I ever get one :) you're an adventurous dude!

Thu, March 19, 2009 @ 9:39 AM

7. Heidi Noelle wrote: impressive. However when I was traveling in India I am sure I had some, but to be honest I didn't really want to know. So out of respect to them and their culture I just ate what was in front of me!

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