Wednesday, January 30, 2008

taxi take 2


am in the taxi back. long day, it’s 11:30PM.

I’m pleased with the day. This was an important one. Not momentous, in fact not even a step forward. But a lot of debris was blown out of the system.

I’ll be working with folks tomorrow to test todays production. If all goes well i’ll fly to hong kong and then maybe taiwan. If not, I come home saturday.

highlight was an impromtu dinner at a factory I was visiting. We were concluding the visit when Susie asks wether i’ll take a light meal? Odd this, I thought.


Best,it was served with chinese budwiser. Not only does it taste better but it has the coolest pull-off tab, like V8 in the states. Chinese Bud.



I also went DVD shopping. First thing in this country that I found a deal on. 5RMB for a DVD. This is like .80. I don’t buy DVDs generally, but at .80 I did. At .80 i’ll buy almost anything....

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the riviting taxi update: a 1 and 1/2 hr. ride back to the hotel is now sidelined. We’re stopped dead on a highway, have been for 15 minutes or so. Driver is out smoking on the overpass. In fact as i’m writing there’s a small army of people rolling up through the cars. Now the optomist in me makes the following assesment: we’re on a long elevated road, a small army of chinese are marching toward whatever isn’t moving ahead of us, no one is moving or has for 20 min. or so (incidently the taxi meter continues to tick.... ) perhpas they’ll just chuck the offending blockage over the overpass and get this show on the road.

Remember in China we’re all a drop of water in a fast rushing river....
charlie merrow Merrow

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