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  1. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    28 May '18 14:27
    Not for the first time, I post from the people's republic of China. Not even the debates forum, or people posting anti Chinese stuff in my thread (2024, I think) could make the bamboo wall give a shoot enough to block the site...I am using a VPN this time though, so I might be wrong but I doubt it.

    4 weeks of lovely food, strange looks, and culture differences...bloody great it is. Even managed to watch YouTube and check my Gmail (thanks express VPN).

    Gan Bei !!!
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    28 May '18 15:55
    Originally posted by @huckleberryhound
    Not for the first time, I post from the people's republic of China. Not even the debates forum, or people posting anti Chinese stuff in my thread (2024, I think) could make the bamboo wall give a shoot enough to block the site...I am using a VPN this time though, so I might be wrong but I doubt it.

    4 weeks of lovely food, strange looks, and cul ...[text shortened]... eat it is. Even managed to watch YouTube and check my Gmail (thanks express VPN).

    Gan Bei !!!
    Gan Bei, Huck! You're a good ambassador.
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    28 May '18 19:53
    Originally posted by @huckleberryhound
    Not for the first time, I post from the people's republic of China. Not even the debates forum, or people posting anti Chinese stuff in my thread (2024, I think) could make the bamboo wall give a shoot enough to block the site...I am using a VPN this time though, so I might be wrong but I doubt it.

    4 weeks of lovely food, strange looks, and cul ...[text shortened]... eat it is. Even managed to watch YouTube and check my Gmail (thanks express VPN).

    Gan Bei !!!
    enjoy the stay!
  4. Standard memberapathist
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    28 May '18 22:00
    Originally posted by @huckleberryhound

    Gan Bei !!!
    Chinese like to drink, too.
  5. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    29 May '18 03:26
    Originally posted by @apathist
    Chinese like to drink, too.
    That they do.
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    29 May '18 13:21
    Originally posted by @huckleberryhound
    Not for the first time, I post from the people's republic of China. Not even the debates forum, or people posting anti Chinese stuff in my thread (2024, I think) could make the bamboo wall give a shoot enough to block the site...I am using a VPN this time though, so I might be wrong but I doubt it.

    4 weeks of lovely food, strange looks, and cul ...[text shortened]... eat it is. Even managed to watch YouTube and check my Gmail (thanks express VPN).

    Gan Bei !!!
    If you are in either Beijing or Shanghai - can't recall which it was - and you bump into a feller called Zhang Wei, say hello for me.
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    29 May '18 15:38
    Originally posted by @huckleberryhound
    make the bamboo wall give a shoot enough
    Bamboo....shoot...I see what what you did there.
  8. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    30 May '18 01:02
    Originally posted by @fmf
    If you are in either Beijing or Shanghai - can't recall which it was - and you bump into a feller called Zhang Wei, say hello for me.
    Let me guess. 5'6", black hair, strong work ethic? I think he may have sold me my mobile phone.
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    30 May '18 03:16
    Originally posted by @huckleberryhound
    Let me guess. 5'6", black hair, strong work ethic?
    Likes a drink or two, too.
  10. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    30 May '18 07:15
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Likes a drink or two, too.
    "likes a drink" in Shenyang city alone, narrows it down to about 7million people lol. Might be less in Shanghai.

    I miss real cow's milk.
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    30 May '18 07:19
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    Gan Bei, Huck! You're a good ambassador.
    Thanks Andy. China is a good place. Good people for the main. Top tip...deep tissue massage is not for the faint of heart.
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    30 May '18 08:00
    Originally posted by @huckleberryhound
    I think he may have sold me my mobile phone.
    Hang on, don't tell me. Don't tell me. Flat, thin, with a touchscreen? Comes with a charger?

    Bingo.

    It's a small world.

    Give Zhang Wei my regards.
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    30 May '18 08:03
    Originally posted by @huckleberryhound
    Top tip...deep tissue massage is not for the faint of heart.
    Wait a minute. You're not talking about Wang Fang, are you? Uses oil?

    Unbelievable.
  14. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    30 May '18 09:221 edit
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Hang on, don't tell me. Don't tell me. Flat, thin, with a touchscreen? Comes with a charger?

    Bingo.

    It's a small world.

    Give Zhang Wei my regards.
    I think it might've been his brother Hua Wei. They do look similar.

    (The glaring mistakes in that last statement was of course, that first it would not be likely that Zhang Wei had a brother due to the one child policy, and secondly Zhang's brother would also be called "Zhang" as the family name comes first in Chinese naming. But, I'm sure that was too obvious to mention...and it wouldn't have helped with the joke by being accurate)
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    30 May '18 13:151 edit
    Originally posted by @huckleberryhound
    Not for the first time, I post from the people's republic of China. Not even the debates forum, or people posting anti Chinese stuff in my thread (2024, I think) could make the bamboo wall give a shoot enough to block the site...I am using a VPN this time though, so I might be wrong but I doubt it.

    4 weeks of lovely food, strange looks, and cul ...[text shortened]... eat it is. Even managed to watch YouTube and check my Gmail (thanks express VPN).

    Gan Bei !!!
    Just don't stand in front of any tank columns and you should be OK. 😵

    Whatever the state says, just nod and smile.
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