Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2 or 3 days in, and i still can't sleep

Usually, I have no problem with adjusting to the time difference over here, but this trip has been tough on me......sleeping by 9 and awake at 5am every day...

Tons of great stuff going on here though so that's good.  Getting work done is #1 importance here.  you can get more done in 1 day in the factory than a month of talking, meeting, discussing, contemplating, and emailing ideas.

so, with that being said, here's some highlights of my first day in China:

right off the ferry from HK, find my factory peeps, get in the car and BAM, we hit another car in the parking garage....usually, this would result in some Chinese cursing and the driver getting out, spitting on the bumper of the other car and rubbing the paint off.  the same thing YOU would do at home (doot do doo, nothing going on here....la la la, just getting some of MY car's paint off this other car, la dum dee dum).

BUT the security guard saw it happen and his reaction was priceless, AND caught on camera:

"why did I HAVE TO LOOK when this happened"

One thing I am proud of is being American.  Another thing that I love is consistency.  So, when I'm in mainland China and I see those infamous Green Letters, I freaked out.  Of course I immediately checked every cup, souvenir, box of chocolates to see if this was a COPY starbucks, and it wasn't.


no way...

and the last thing I'll leave with today is 'lines'.  you can't avoid them here.  It doesn't matter where you are trying to go, but when you come to Hong Kong and China and Taiwan a lot, you just know what's coming when you leave HK, you wait in a line...then you are in some misto zone for a bit and then you wait in a line to Enter China.  and visa versa.  Non-Stop. that's what happens.

'cue-ing up'

1 comment:

CPB said...

It's really good to have you back in the blogosphere!