Monday, December 21, 2009

A Man After My Own Heart

One night last week, at about 9.30 or 10pm, I saw a middle-aged Chinese man emerge from a 7/11 on Jiaodaokou Nandajie in his slippers and pyjamas and skip across the road back to his apartment building on Dongmianhua hutong.

He had purchased two bottles of Yanjing beer and a small bottle of baijiu.

Obviously you need to be properly stocked up before the evening movie starts; and you can't let temperatures of -15⁰ C deter you from that vital booze run.

I recognised a kinship.

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