XinJiang: Current Issues

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Re: XinJiang: Current Issues

Postby Kraxis » Sat 9 May 2015 14:49

rex88 wrote:Harbin
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is pretty much on the opposite side of China geographically. I was born there but I have never noticed how Russian that place was. If you go downtown, I now notice that every other building, especially the older ones, have these round domes on top, and frequently with Russian engravings. When I was little I didn't notice at all, I guess I figured that was how normal buildings were supposed to look like. There is new addition however. Starbucks everywhere and they are legit. And best of all is, the people there actually mange to save up and go there frequently. The shops are never empty. The baristas dress exactly like they do here. The furnishing look exactly like they do here. The chocolate freezy drinks are also very accurate. But sadly my Starbucks membership card won't work. I visited the hospital that I was born in as well; it is still there and the hospital has grown a lot.

Yeah, I have heard that Harbin is the Paris of the East, or something like that.
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Re: XinJiang: Current Issues

Postby another505 » Sat 9 May 2015 17:47

come to the south!! :D macau and HK
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Postby realfakealex » Sat 9 May 2015 22:43

another505 wrote:come to the south!! :D Guangzhou


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Re: XinJiang: Current Issues

Postby another505 » Sun 10 May 2015 00:28

realfakealex wrote:
another505 wrote:come to the south!! :D Guangzhou


Fixed for ya

Is an okay place there , nothing much special from what i remembered
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Re: XinJiang: Current Issues

Postby Mike » Sun 10 May 2015 02:58

kiheerSEDMAN wrote:The smog in Beijing is indeed incredible though. You can't even see outside the airport farther than a few light posts in the morning.


How the hell do people even live there like that?
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Re: XinJiang: Current Issues

Postby Graphic » Sun 10 May 2015 03:00

China seems like a real living version of a cyberpunk dystopia.
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Postby rex88 » Sun 10 May 2015 03:07

kiheerSEDMAN wrote:Been visiting central China? Hope you had a bit of a nice time then. Perhaps enjoying getting fat on the food. :)

The military description sounds about right. All the troops in their gear sporting QBZ-95's everywhere.

The smog in Beijing is indeed incredible though. You can't even see outside the airport farther than a few light posts in the morning.



yes i have grown...sideways :(
Too much food and too many relatives who are alcoholic and loves giving restaurants money.
On the days I went there the smog in town was not bad; nothing visible, just horribly irritating on the eyes and it was possibly pollen. Apparently I missed all the days when there was smog. When smog is bad people stay indoors.
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Re: XinJiang: Current Issues

Postby KattiValk » Sun 10 May 2015 03:31

Mike wrote:How the hell do people even live there like that?
They grew up there? That tends to make people stick around.

Graphic wrote:China seems like a real living version of a cyberpunk dystopia.
Ain't nearly as cool looking though.

rex88 wrote:yes i have grown...sideways :(
Too much food and too many relatives who are alcoholic and loves giving restaurants money.
On the days I went there the smog in town was not bad; nothing visible, just horribly irritating on the eyes and it was possibly pollen. Apparently I missed all the days when there was smog. When smog is bad people stay indoors.
I can sympathize. So much food... :lol:

Hmm, I really felt my nose going first myself. Basically constantly stuffed, but that was probably from the dust.

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Re: XinJiang: Current Issues

Postby rex88 » Sun 10 May 2015 04:04

kiheerSEDMAN wrote:
Mike wrote:How the hell do people even live there like that?
They grew up there? That tends to make people stick around.

Graphic wrote:China seems like a real living version of a cyberpunk dystopia.
Ain't nearly as cool looking though.

rex88 wrote:yes i have grown...sideways :(
Too much food and too many relatives who are alcoholic and loves giving restaurants money.
On the days I went there the smog in town was not bad; nothing visible, just horribly irritating on the eyes and it was possibly pollen. Apparently I missed all the days when there was smog. When smog is bad people stay indoors.
I can sympathize. So much food... :lol:

Hmm, I really felt my nose going first myself. Basically constantly stuffed, but that was probably from the dust.


nose for me was also worst; so bad that i'd forgotten and gotten used to it
this one night i sneezed about 20 times in half a minute, and instead of using tissue for my nose i decided to use a bottle
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Re: XinJiang: Current Issues

Postby another505 » Sun 10 May 2015 04:21

thankfully, living in the south is better :D
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