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CamstunPWG187 - 8-11-2013 at 04:39 AM

I'm now teaching children English in China, guys.

Representing OO with class, professionalism, and the knowledge of Albert Einstein in today's course.

Wonder if they like Wrestling. Hmm.


Chris Is Good517 - 8-11-2013 at 05:19 AM

Congrats on that, Cam. Teaching is a noble profession. I hope you excel at it.


CamstunPWG187 - 8-11-2013 at 07:17 AM

Just had my first real class today.

6 students, ages 10-13

I first spent 30 minutes introducing myself, which fascinated them. I moved onto a review of their knowledge of Einstein, which surprised me. One of my girls, Jennifer, is brilliant. She picks up everything very quickly and her English is excellent for an 11 year old.

I then had them take a 10 minute break at the one-hour mark, stretching, jumping up and down...you know, just making sure the blood is flowing.

I then moved onto The International Space Station. They picked it up pretty quickly (they all can read very well), and then we did vocabulary, finding out the meaning of words such as Undertake, Estimate, Effort, and Panel.

It was a really cool class. I like this job.

[Edited on 8-11-2013 by CamstunPWG187]


mastermind - 8-11-2013 at 01:52 PM

"Undertake". Cool. You know, the hOOmie slade also does the english as a 2nd language thing in South Korea. It must be sOOmething n da water dat makes us such good english-talkers here! Just make sure you teach those little Chinese gems what a B.O.L.A. is!! lol


punkerhardcore - 8-11-2013 at 04:42 PM

How many of their moms have you banged so far?


denverpunk - 8-11-2013 at 04:47 PM

Hey cam, I did TEFL for a year in Europe, and it was an incredible experience. Best of luck, and I hope you experience it to the fullest. To punker, the students in Prague were professionals, so moms weren't needed...


gobbledygooker - 8-12-2013 at 12:58 AM

Given the way Cam started on these boards, I just suffered a severe mindfuck that he's now teaching children English in China.

Good job man!


doctorb - 8-12-2013 at 01:51 PM

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salmonjunkie - 8-12-2013 at 05:13 PM

congrats, Camstun! Is this going to make your viewings of PWG more difficult and infrequent?


whyme - 8-13-2013 at 01:53 AM

Is Chyna teaching next door to you?


CamstunPWG187 - 8-13-2013 at 06:35 AM

It's good to have such support, guys. Thank you for that!

As I continue, use this as a good guideline for the value of RNB in China compared to the US Dollar:

300 RNB = 50 US Dollars

So let's go over some things that interest me in China so far...

Gubaoro - If you work in China and are a foreigner, ask your secretaries to order this for you. It's a crispy pork dish with carrot/orange zest mixed into the sauce. It's fucking delicious.

Arcades - Prevalent in China, arcades possess a real underground feel. Plenty of games exist that I have never played before. I recently beat a co-op beat-em-up with another gentleman that was fantastic. It shares elements of Guardian Heros, and has an ancient Japanese setting. Along with this, I enter new arcades with fellow players assuming I am going to suck total ass given that I am American. It's not said, but you can tell that is an underlying tone amongst all of them. One man absolutely refused to let me play Ikaruga, and instead wanted me to play Raiden 3 (an absolutely fantastic Sh'mup, as well), and when I finally just fucking ignored him and stuck the token into the machine, I fascinated him with my inability to even die until level 3 (I AM very good at Ikaruga). And when I say fascinated, I mean the guy sat there and just broadly gestured the usual OOOOO's and AHHHH's at my skills. Hell, even two other people gathered around to watch me. Feels good to have the respect of your fellow gamers over here. Can't touch the people around here in MVC or Soul Calibur, though. Fighting games are high priority in arcades, and I only seemed to be able to compete in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike (i'm pretty fancy with Chun-Li). Also, games are cheap as fuck to play. 5 RNB can get you about 2 hours worth of tokens, and most games only take one token. Overall, I wish people still played arcades in the states like this... people wonder why Arcades died in the US, and it's because they started charging 50 cents a play for fighting games, while charging a dollar for most others. Fuck that!

Russian Cafes - Cheese is pretty non-existent in China, as they believe (rightfully so) that cheese is the worst thing you can put into your body. The Russians disagree with this philosophy, however, and slather everything they serve with cheese. Damn good cheese, to boot. Had some schnitzel, liver-stuffed chicken, fried shrimp, and mozz-covered tomato slices on top of quartered toast.

Foreign Clubs - Most foreigner friendly clubs offer free booze. I Shit you not, free booze. Russian girls are abundant, very good looking, and easy to talk to. Haven't even met a whore yet. Speaking of whores....

Brothels - I stumbled into one of these the other night thinking it was strictly Karaoke. I hung around for a bit, but when I realized the girl i was talking to wanted to go into a room and her pimp was eying me up, I got the fuck out of dodge. I have heard bad stories about pimps abusing/raising their rates on hookers after having sex with them, and am told most foreigners have to fight their way out of these brothel ordeals. Whore sex sounds like more trouble than it should be. No thanks.

Cheap, cheap booze - beer is abundant!! Instead of 12 oz. curls, you'll be doing 24 ouncers. 24 oz. is the standard size for bottles here in China, and one beer will normally cost you around 3-4 RNB. You can buy it everywhere, from your local hotels, grocery stores, corner shops (it's right next to Soda in the coole), and arcades. Chances are, if they sell Gatorade/Coke/Snickers Bars, you're only a few inches away from seeing beer. Hell, I hate Pabst Blue Ribbon, but you can't help but buy 8 24 oz. PBR's when they are 2.5 RNB a piece.

Markets - Look up Harbin on Wikipedia, and chances are you will see the last remaining Russian cathedral still standing around here. It's an attraction these days, and right next to it lies one of the finest markets you'll ever come across. Candies, meats, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, liquor, tiger penis's (no joke)....you can't help but stay in one of these for an hour at a time. It's interesting, and you always find something new. Being open to new things is a must, and I have found myself loving certain new foods and tools.

Foreign friends - Make them. They are invaluable over here. I am one of maybe 300 other foreigners in a city filled with 7-9 million Chinese people. I have met some really cool people so far. Some from England, some from Slovakia (actually have met a really cool girl who I think I may like. Time will tell), whoever they are, they stick together and help one another out, despite certain differences some of them have.

I have class in 20 minutes. Gotta run. Will update later.

As for PWG? They will ship anywhere in the world to me. I'm good on that.


OOMike - 8-13-2013 at 11:34 AM

That is awesome that you are experiencing the culture of there. It is DEFINITELY one of my perks of my job is traveling to places I would have never have thought of going to and experiencing all the things there that they offer.

I have co-workers that travel and hardly leave the hotel except to go to and from the factories or airport.

Keep the updates coming.


Thom - 8-13-2013 at 01:23 PM

quote:
Originally posted by gobbledygooker
Given the way Cam started on these boards, I just suffered a severe mindfuck that he's now teaching children English in China.

Good job man!



QFT. I was like, "Camstun? Seriously?"

Then I was like, "At least it isn't MSD. "



Nicely done, cam.


CamstunPWG187 - 8-15-2013 at 01:10 AM

Also, not unlike the Walking Dead, I must either find bottled water or boil the shit out of the water in my faucets.

Rule Numero Uno in China - Do not simply drink water out of the faucet.

Hell, the water coolers (HA) are all hot water. People just drink hot water here like it's nothing.

Oh, and it's humid as fuck in the summer. Moreso than in Baltimore. Summer only last like two months here, though, so in a few weeks it's going to cool down tremendously.

In case you were wondering, I am on the same plane as the top of Maine, so Winter in Harbin is colder than you could ever imagine.

Average temperature in January is going to be around -30 F


OOMike - 8-15-2013 at 11:23 AM

quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
Also, not unlike the Walking Dead, I must either find bottled water or boil the shit out of the water in my faucets.

Rule Numero Uno in China - Do not simply drink water out of the faucet.

Hell, the water coolers (HA) are all hot water. People just drink hot water here like it's nothing.



That is the rule if you are outside US, Canada, Western Europe...

And that is not just a Chinese thing, it is an Asian thing. I have come across the same in Indonesia, and while having lunch with Koreans..


gobbledygooker - 8-15-2013 at 11:35 PM

quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
Brothels - I stumbled into one of these the other night thinking it was strictly Karaoke. I hung around for a bit, but when I realized the girl i was talking to wanted to go into a room and her pimp was eying me up, I got the fuck out of dodge. I have heard bad stories about pimps abusing/raising their rates on hookers after having sex with them, and am told most foreigners have to fight their way out of these brothel ordeals. Whore sex sounds like more trouble than it should be. No thanks.


Fun story - My dad and I travelled to Hong Kong in late 2006. He wanted to crash early one night and of course I wanted to head out and keep the party going! I found a bar near our hotel with a band playing that was pretty much fucking awesome. I noticed a VERY attractive Asian girl making eyes at me so I start chatting her up at the bar. She spoke VERY broken English but we were both having fun with me teaching her English swear words. After a bit, I ask her if she wants to, um, go "elsewhere" to get to know each other better (I don't know what my plan was since my dad was sleeping in our hotel room. If push came to shove, I guess I would've just banged her in the bed next to him and hope he didn't wake up) anyway, I asked if she wanted to leave with me and her response, in very broken English was, "You pay me?"

Yeah, that was that. I stumbled back to the hotel alone.


punkerhardcore - 8-15-2013 at 11:44 PM

quote:
Originally posted by gobbledygooker
(I don't know what my plan was since my dad was sleeping in our hotel room. If push came to shove, I guess I would've just banged her in the bed next to him and hope he didn't wake up)


Fucking awesome. And if he had?


And Camstun, you still haven't answered my question.


CamstunPWG187 - 8-16-2013 at 04:30 AM

if the moms were actually hot, than I would be trying, man!


doctorb - 8-16-2013 at 12:38 PM

quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
if the moms were actually hot, than I would be trying, man!


quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
I'm now teaching children English in China, guys.


gobbledygooker - 8-16-2013 at 11:59 PM

quote:
Originally posted by punkerhardcore
quote:
Originally posted by gobbledygooker
(I don't know what my plan was since my dad was sleeping in our hotel room. If push came to shove, I guess I would've just banged her in the bed next to him and hope he didn't wake up)


Fucking awesome. And if he had?


Well there was quite an excellent rooftop pool at said hotel which I think was my first inclination for said possible banging.

Regardless, pursuing that route likely would've ended up with me waking up in a tub of ice with a removed kidney via her pimp or coming back to the U.S. with a raging STD.

I think I made the right choice.

EDIT - All that said, if I was hypothetically banging an Asian hooker in a hotel room with my dad asleep and he woke up, I would say "Throw in $100 and I bet we can DP this bitch!"

Duh.

[Edited on 8-17-2013 by gobbledygooker]


CamstunPWG187 - 8-17-2013 at 01:38 AM

quote:
Originally posted by doctorb
quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
if the moms were actually hot, than I would be trying, man!


quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
I'm now teaching children English in China, guys.



Pwn3D

And I don't teach English grammar, I teach ENGLISH SPEAKING.

There is a difference.

[Edited on 8-17-2013 by CamstunPWG187]


doctorb - 8-17-2013 at 01:38 PM

quote:
Originally posted by gobbledygooker
EDIT - All that said, if I was hypothetically banging an Asian hooker in a hotel room with my dad asleep and he woke up, I would say "Throw in $100 and I bet we can DP this bitch!"

Duh.


For an Asian hooker, if he threw in a hundred I'd think you could pay her and still pocket 60 bucks.

Which you would need for therapy after rubbing ballsacks with your old man.


CamstunPWG187 - 8-18-2013 at 01:08 AM

Rubbing ballsacks with your old man is probably totally acceptable in China.

I hear if I go into a bathhouse, all the men will leave the room i'm in, and if I go into the pool, they will all get out.

Hahahahahahahahaha. And my dick isn't even ginormous or anything.


coxito - 9-27-2013 at 01:59 AM

So what's happening over in Chyna man?


CamstunPWG187 - 10-25-2013 at 08:27 AM

I have a girlfriend now. Her name is Sabrina. She's thin, cute, and I need to get you guys pictures asap. Super super cutie, she is.

Things are getting near-serious, too.

I love Chinese women. Especially mine.


punkerhardcore - 10-25-2013 at 04:34 PM

That name doesn't sound very Chinese.


Thom - 10-25-2013 at 05:21 PM

quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
I have a girlfriend now. Her name is Sabrina. She's thin, cute, and I need to get you guys pictures asap.




You really sure that's a good idea?


DevilSoprano - 10-25-2013 at 06:47 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Thom
quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
I have a girlfriend now. Her name is Sabrina. She's thin, cute, and I need to get you guys pictures asap.




You really sure that's a good idea?



Don't be that guy. It's a brilliant idea.


punkerhardcore - 10-25-2013 at 06:57 PM

Especially if the pics are of the NSFW variety.


Thom - 10-25-2013 at 07:20 PM

Sorry, my bad. What was I thinking?

Send nudes.


OOMike - 10-25-2013 at 07:39 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Thom
Sorry, my bad. What was I thinking?

Send nudes.


That is kind of crude.... she can wear a hat


CamstunPWG187 - 12-18-2013 at 08:11 AM

Holy shit, a Subway just opened down the street from where i work.

I just found out how Christmas will be celebrated this year: With mediocre foodstuffs.


denverpunk - 12-18-2013 at 08:11 PM

Enough with this happy crappy - where are the nudes of your girl, dammit?


CamstunPWG187 - 12-20-2013 at 03:20 AM



Seriously, that ain't happening. Can't this website not be like Neogaf in terms of reacting to users having girlfriends?


CamstunPWG187 - 1-21-2014 at 03:43 PM

Ok, can someone post a link to a site that isn't outright banned in China, where I can host pictures?>

I broke up with my girlfriend earlier this month. Shit was just flat-out not working. Definitely realized she wasn't a very good person after the 2nd month. A lot of Chinese women really are money-grubbing bitches. The fear of poverty here is something to behold.

Anyways, I have some really cool pictures, and it'd be nice to actually be able to post them here.

I guess I will just have to buy a VPN soon, so I can legally access FBOOK and the like.

Strides are being made here in China. I am really coming into my own as a teacher. I am very well liked by the parents, and more importantly, my students.

I have over 22 different classes every week, and about 150 students to keep track of, from all age groups.

Also, the girls here ARE fucking sexy, gentlemen. I need to start taking more pictures since i broke up with the ex.


gobbledygooker - 1-21-2014 at 03:48 PM

What a tease.


CamstunPWG187 - 1-21-2014 at 04:14 PM

If I could find a website to host some shit on, it wouldn't be a tease anymore.

You'd be amazed at how clean the girls in brothels are over here. It's amazing, since none of them do it to feed some kind of drug addiction or because they failed at life. Most of them just do it because it's easy money, or to just make a living. Sorry, but where I come from, Hookin' is just another reason to fill the crack pipe.

I will tell you a story about the one night I went to one, and paid the equivalent of 60 bucks to have sex with two (that's standard pricing here):

It was my first month, and as usual in your first month with new friends in China, you teach less and get fucked up more. Drunk, I demanded some tang. I never had sex with a prosty before, but after hearing some fun stories, I decided to try it out. Also, it helps that I get paid a shitload of money here and had the money to blow. Just a one time thing won't hurt me.

My friend takes me on a nice adventure, with the taxi driver immediately knowing we were looking for hookers. He drops us off. Waves us goodbye, and bam, we are in the mean streets of Hookville. "look for pink lights" my friend says. We walk for what seems like an hour before finding one that seemed cool.

As soon as you walk in, they all stand up and just smile, eagerly awaiting your pork plow with a side of cash. I pick one of the older ones, thinking she's going to be the bomb. We go into the absolutely shitty room, where she prepares fresh bedsheets and then wipes down my dick with antiseptic wipes. Then she blows the condy onto my dick, making me think she's a pro. Then this way hotter chick just waltzes into the room, followed by 4 other really hot ones (had I not been so drunk, I would have noticed the first girl who came in from the beginning and picked her instead. She was exactly what I wanted, but oh well), and they just stand there, all smiles. Turns out, they have never seen a foreigner have sex, and want to see. So there I am, going to town on this older prosty while the other girls giggle/oooh/ahhh like children (note: All chinese girls act like this about any and everything. They all have 7 year-old mentalities), and then I get done, and they fucking start clapping (really fucking weird).

I walk out, and the one hot hot HOT one is trying to persuade me to stay, and I go into the main hall and they are fucking just crowded around my friend, apparently asking him about life, and his wife (yes, my friend is married, and was just doing me a favor by showing me where to find hookers). So my friend and I leave, and then I just drunkingly tell him to go home, and that I have a job to finish. So I go in, and drunkingly demand to go into the room with the hot hot HOT one. I banged her for like 30 minutes, but not before being wiped down with an antiseptic wipe and having her show me how to squeeze her tits to make milk SQUIRT out (it was hot). Afterwards, they all sang me this fucking weird song as I walked out, like it was a really big fucking deal for me to be there. Seriously, I have never received such a warm and adorable exit from anywhere before.

And that's a story about hookers in China.

They ain't bad.


gobbledygooker - 1-21-2014 at 06:17 PM

As someone who has encountered hookers (or at least A hooker) during my one visit to Hong Kong seven years ago, I must concur with this man. Though I didn't take the bait, she was damn attractive as were her compatriots in the bar I met her in.

As an American I struck up a conversation with at the bar told me, you can tell when they're working by whether they're wearing black or not. Which opened my eyes as I looked around the bar and nearly EVERY Asian girl in there was wearing black and flirting with a male of some sort.

[Edited on 1-21-2014 by gobbledygooker]


CamstunPWG187 - 1-22-2014 at 04:44 AM

Black and Pink are the colors here.

The hot hot HOT one, FYI, was wearing pink (light pink, too, which for some reason is always way hotter). Had some huge titties and an amazing ass, too. All Natural. She was worth taking a shot at the title for.

I guess I should update some more stuff, so here goes (I am fucking BORED today....January is apparently a super-slow month for every private English school)....

-There is a delicious, nearly Harbin-exclusive dish called GuoBaoRou. It's fried pork with a tangy sauce that is garnished with carrots, ginger, and light onions. The sauce is amazing. Think "sweet and sour pork" but about a million times better. The pork is slivered and coated in a potato starch, and then deep-fried.

Here is a good article on it: http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2012/02/guobaorou-the-pork-dish-of-the-gods/

-My ex-girlfriend is being excommunicated by her friends, according to my close friend here (he is the one who got me over here). His wife was her best friend, and Sabrina's constantly shitty attitude on life and just giving up on the relationship leading to the breakup just kinda made them all say "fuck her". I treated her really well, and even served her a half-eaten chicken bone in a bowl on the floor once. I really went above and beyond for her. In all seriousness, I treated her very well, and the lack of appreciation for shit was really getting on my nerves.

-My Chinese is fucking great for only being here for nearly 6 months. I have learned almost every basic thing there is to say that can get you by in simple conversation. Harbin Chinese is considered traditional compared to the rest of China, so i'm glad to be learning what people call "the RIGHT Chinese"

-My school isn't doing too well. We have very few foreign teachers, an academic manager who is English and gets no respect from the local staff (and his ideas are really good. I love his teaching style, his methods, all that. He knows his shit), except for one girl named Monica who is a trooper of a person. She's the definition of "Cool as a cucumber", and her English has improved greatly. She constantly wants to learn and get better.

I can only be a teacher. I am surprisingly good at my job, too, for being green.

I have learned many things about grammar that I never knew, and actively seek out more knowledge about the subtleties in the English language.

-Harbin is a bitter, cold place. A week ago the temperature was -27 F at around 11:00 PM, and it's not much better today. Very low moisture, no rain, and if we get snow, it's only an inch or two.

We are called the ice city, and we have a really impressive Ice Festival (it's expensive, but worth one go)

-The food here is outstanding, as I have mentioned before. The markets are always adventurous, and the grocery stores always have interesting items from all over the world. I love trying new things here.

When you are in the mood for fast food, the KFC's, McDonalds, Pizza Huts, and the lone BK all have different menus, along with the usual favorites. Pizza Hut, in particular, is an entirely different experience. Some of the pizzas they serve are fantastic.

The western-friendly restaurants are fantastic, as well. I have found a place where I honestly think they serve the best burgers outside of my moms kitchen.

Even better, when you go to a place for Arabian food, it's fucking authentic. It's not like those places in America that have a smattering of items on their menu to appease Americans, which just waters down the menu.

-Pollution is pretty fucking bad here in the Winter. Coal is the primary fuel for heating, and our pollution levels reached a near-record level back in October when they started lighting the coal up for the winter. We made national news, and you might have read about it. It takes a little while getting used to the constant smell of burning coal in the air, but i'm used to it now.

-My friend is going back to America for a month, and I am giving him a briefcase (paying for the travel expense of it), and $250 to buy me the last 7 PWG shows (he's going to PWG's DDT4 on the 31st, lucky fuck), A bag of Jalapeno Cheetos, a bunch of little debbies Swiss Rolls, Some walking dead comics, a few copies of Ultimate Spider Man, Rayman Legends, and some Sirachi (sp?) sauce. I am excited for his return in early March.

-I found a shop that specializes in Video Game consoles, finally. The ban on consoles was lifted in January of last year, apparently, and I finally have access to buying an American PS Vita. It's gonna be around 1560 RMB, so I am seriously considering it in late february. I love me some Hotline Miami.

-I bought myself a fucking punching dummy for only 400 RMB (around 68 bucks), and I am turning into quite the beast again. My strength is at an all-time peak right now.

-I am into all sorts of Chinese games, most specifically the whip. It's a chain-link whip, hand-made, and I join up with a bunch of old chinese men under a bridge on my walk home and make a raucous (it sounds like guns going off, it's loud as fuck). It takes serious skill and upper body control, and it's a helluva workout. I take pride in the fact that not many foreigners are adventurous like this, and choose to stay home and not immerse themselves in the Chinese lifestyle.

-I have never taken myself as being a really good-looking man (in America, I settled for cute/handsome/"your eyes are beautiful"), but over here, Chinese women don't bat an eye about letting you know how good looking they think you are. I have randomly been walking on the streets and had really cute girls stop me to take their pictures with me, and tell me i'm "schwai", which is their way of saying "super cool/hot". I am a different flavor to these women, and i'll take these compliments as fuel to making myself even more "schwai".

-Taxi's are crucial for picking up your listening comprehension skills for Chinese. most of these guys are insistent upon teaching you the small shit, and having you master it. I walk home in the evenings, but in the morning times, it's not uncommon for a Taxi Driver to recognize me, pick me up, and start giving me more Chinese-speaking lectures. Also, they put the pedal to the metal for foreigners here, almost like they want to impress us. I won't lie, I think that Taxi drivers in China are reckless, but they never get into accidents, and I would trust one of them over just about anyone I know in America. No one knows how to drive on icy roads like a Chinese taxi driver, and that's coming from someone who used to work during Snow-removal season with Tony Motherfuckin' Beacham (my main man in terms of all-time favorite co-workers)

ALSO: I never made mention of this, but it must be said....When i first arrived here, I was shocked when I was in a taxi on the way home one night, and saw a girl just lying helpless on the street, with people just walking by her. It was obvious she had just been near-fatally hit by a car. The chinese feel no guilt in society, because the law here is that if you even touch someone who has been injured before they go to a hospital, you can be blamed for the entire thing and be sued for everything, and since poverty is the most feared thing to most of these people, people just ignore anyone with an injury, as to not be even remotely associated with the possibility of having their money taken away. I have been advised to do the exact same thing.

A guilt-less society isn't so bad, not gonna lie, even if it IS fucking sad to watch, at times. I'm the kind of guy who holds doors open for people, and if i'm not in a hurry, i'm always the one to move out of the way to let someone pass me in a crowded supermarket, and such. These people just don't give a fuck, but some of them WILL show their appreciation for you being a gentleman.

Also, kids don't receive toys and gifts for their annual holidays. They receive cold, hard cash. Fuck toys.

[Edited on 1-22-2014 by CamstunPWG187]


Chris Is Good517 - 1-24-2014 at 10:32 PM

What's the go-to alcohol of choice there? I know in Japan they're big on sake, but I didn't know if the Chinese had their own thing or if they're just general degenerates who will drink anything, like us, or what?


CamstunPWG187 - 1-25-2014 at 06:20 AM

We are famous for our Harbin brand beer ever since 1900, but the big deal in China is this shit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baijiu

I had a run with it for about 2 months, and I honestly can't fucking stand it anymore. The after taste is fucking repulsive, it's strong enough that you even taste it the next morning. The good stuff goes down easy, but man, that taste....it's like rocket fuel.

However, the locals drink the shit out of it.

In order to get the stuff I know and love (vodka, Johnny Walker, etc..), you have to go to upscale supermarkets, and even then, you have to know which ones sell the legit shit. I have bought a couple of bottles of smirnoff, but in the end, the beer is so ridiculously cheap here that you're a fool to get drunk on anything else.

The good stuff is for rare occasions.

I have not tried the expensive Baiju, only the cheap shit, but I hear the really expensive shit is very good. Still, the basic taste of it is just foul.

[Edited on 1-25-2014 by CamstunPWG187]


denverpunk - 2-1-2014 at 08:48 PM

How's the general feeling towards Americans there? They seem to like you personally, but I'm curious how a Communist country portrays us in the media.


CamstunPWG187 - 2-5-2014 at 07:37 AM

It's actually pretty similar to America's own view on itself:

-We have terrible leaders who's own citizens have no respect for.
-Our government lies about everything
-There is gun envy, it would seem. They like watching shit with lots of guns, and get a kick out of it when I show them my Smith & Wessun .500 and Springfield 1911

Other things...

-You are looked at by these Chinese people. They look at you every time you walk by them and it's almost paranoia-inducing. Of course, what you don't know is that it's more of a curiosity thing than anything else. They look at your bags, trying to see what that American is buying. They look at your clothes, your shoes. They give you the full-on "i'm sizing you up" without ever planning on doing anything beyond that.
-Americans are easily more receivable than Europeans, who are looked at in the worst light, especially those from the Eastern side. People seem to be able to tell if you're an American as opposed to a European quite easily. Naturally, there is a core group of people who don't like foreigners on the whole, but isn't that in every country?
-They believe we have no shame in being fat, which is a shameful, SHAMEFUL thing here in China.
-They like our music. A LOT. Not shitting you, just last night the head investor's son came downstairs and introduced himself to me (he heard my XBOX 360 Random Music library blaring), and for being a 15 year old, he sure is damn good at playing most Metallica, SOAD, and Nirvana songs on his guitar.
-We are primitive, not them. No joke. That is the common perception.

Also, i'm dating a new girl now. Met her on my BIRTHDAY last Monday (27th). I was walking to my favorite eatery to meet my fellow co-worker friend for lunch, and she was in there with him and his wife, and she used to be one of his students. So I just played it cool, and before you know it i'm teaching her how to play Chess, my friend and his wife are gone, and I have her back at my apartment for some Rush Hour 2. Then, in what has got to be a first for me, she took me out and paid for my entire dinner, and I won't lie, it was my birthday, and I felt good letting her do it.

Naturally, last night, we had a second date, and it was even better (Chinese BBQ, or "Chuar"), and then she demands to take me into her room (i'm thinking I am getting lucky), and shows me her top bunk bed, and then hands me a bag with an Egg, a sausage, a packet of milk, and then she walked me out to get a taxi. I won't lie, the egg/sausage/milk care-package was a little weird, but that's just the culture here. That is considered a very nice thing to do for someone you like, apparently. I have another date with her come Monday.



[Edited on 2-5-2014 by CamstunPWG187]


Thom - 2-6-2014 at 04:41 PM

Ha!

Quite a different spin on breakfast the morning after.


CamstunPWG187 - 2-7-2014 at 07:53 AM

It is a strange culture, no doubt.

I'll tell you a new story, since weirder and weirder shit seems to be happening around me during this holiday break.

I went to my favorite local restaurant right down the street from where I live, and 3 old men were getting plastered at the table across from me. First, the one in the middle just kept calling me beautiful and shit, it was kind of weird, but I just took it in stride. His friends were trying to tell me that he is REALLY FUCKING DRUNK, and not to take him seriously.

Then the guy comes over and gives me some fancy cigarette, buys me a beer, and then KISSES ME ON THE FOREHEAD....So he goes back to his seat, and the local patrons around me are just kinda looking confused and i'm giving them the "I don't fucking know" look. Then we are all having a good time (I go here so much that I never have to worry about trouble with anyone. The boss and her husband are really cool with me), and the one guy takes me by the hand and tries taking me into the BACK ROOM, and I just stop and say "...nooooo, no no", and then his friends come and grab me by the OTHER HAND, trying to pull me away from their weird, drunk, possibly gay friend, and then assure me that everything is ok.

The guy sat down and looked ashamed of himself, gesturing to me that he was indeed very drunk. It was quite an interesting scene.


CamstunPWG187 - 3-16-2014 at 05:10 PM

So this new girl may or may not be working out for me, I don't know.

She's really nice. She really is. She does things like stopping by my school to give me a bag of bananas and yogurt, and sometimes doesn't mind paying for a cheap dinner. She doesn't cause drama, and stays under the radar for the most part. Also, she works hard and makes a decent salary for a girl who works for a nice hotel.

She is also very simple, and maybe overly traditional for a Chinese girl (and Chinese girls who are very sheltered take pride in being traditional).

She thinks, like many traditionally sheltered Chinese women do, that Americans are very primitive people, such as her belief that our food is overly simple (bullshit), and she detests it. She wants to eat only chinese food, and doesn't seem very adventurous to try new things. Shit, the day I met her, she was mangling a fucking burger at my favorite western restaurant (and shit, you should really see a Chinese person try to eat a fucking burger or a slice of pizza.)

I really don't like being told that the place I come from is primitive, and that all we eat is cheeseburgers and pizza. As much as I hate America sometimes, I still respect it's complexities.

You know, i'd love to just sit there and tell her "Yeah? Well you guys use fucking corn oil in everything you make, and believe that eating uncooked vegetables is the unhealthy way to eat them...Oh, and a lot of you clean your floors with dirty mop water and will use the same bucket to clean an entire floor of a building without changing the water"...But I don't, because outside of my home, I respect the culture, and don't shit on it.

She also doesn't shower often, sports dandruff on the reg, misses shaving her facial hair on the side of her lips, and always wears the same clothing. Saving money is fine, but Jesus, go by some new shit to wear. Clothes ain't fucking expensive here.

You might say "but cam, just tell her these things, talk about it with her"...and you'd sound like a totally rash and sane individual, except when it comes to the traditional Chinese, that's a lot easier said than done. Being told by a foreigner that they could possibly better their situation is as much an insult to them as anything else could ever be, because they take it in the context of "well, he's just saying his culture is better than mine", which couldn't be further from the truth.

Also, she is as sexually inexperienced as a 9 year old girl would be in any country. She has never had an open-mouth kiss, and man, when I FINALLY got a chance to fool around with her (nearly 2 months after we met), it was seriously the most awkward sexual encounter I have ever been a part of. I took off her shirt and bra and as soon as that happened, she casually just put her shirt back on and stopped. She wasn't into it, or anything. It was like kissing a cup of water and awkwardly playing with a sex doll. When I expressed my concerns, she immediately reminds me of how traditional she is, and that she will not ever have sex before marriage.

Obviously, this sends me the signal that since she has viewed American television before, her first assumption and reaction to anything kissing-related is that it is immediately going to mean sex is going to take place. She literally keeps her switch off at all times, and it's fucking annoying, and is becoming a problem. My ex was definitely more open, and even though we didn't fuck that often, it still happened like once a week, and she was actually into it.

I must give her the benefit of the doubt, though....She came from a farming family, and does not know much about relationships or anything. She has had two relationships before, but they only lasted about 1-2 months each. As my friend said "yeah man, you might wanna tell her that her ultra-conservative views on sex and keeping a relationship going is kind of a pipe dream. This is 2014 in China, and these people like fucking". Fuck man, i'd be happy with anything, as long as she's INTO IT...but no, her switch is constantly off, and she seems more happy with a peck than anything else. Sigh.

Note, a lot of my complaints are directed towards the TRADITIONAL, mostly sheltered population in China. I have met far more people here who are actually caught up in modern-day routines and lifestyles, including just about every one of my older students, and they are a joy to talk to. Most of my students respect the hell out of both sides of the spectrum, and have very enjoyable opinions about life outside of China and in China.

All in all, i'm just getting bored with my girlfriend now. She's not adventurous, she's kind of boring, and this physical shit is getting a little frustrating.

Other than that? I'm still loving it here, and I don't see that changing.


punkerhardcore - 3-17-2014 at 04:52 AM

If you're wondering if you should split up with your girlfriend who doesn't shower, has a moustache and won't bang you... the answer is fucking yes.

[Edited on 3-17-2014 by punkerhardcore]


denverpunk - 3-17-2014 at 05:25 AM

Yeah. Here's an idea: Think if you would ever put up with this shit here. And then apply that same concept there. I bet most of your Chinese friends would say this girl sucks.


CamstunPWG187 - 3-17-2014 at 04:01 PM

Yeah, today I came to that realization as I discussed it with my friends (and most of them aren't Chinese, haha). I will most likely end it within a week or so.

She's so fucking nice though...it's gonna be rough, emotionally.

Oy, I hate being the breaker-upper. Did it one time, and it wasn't easy.


punkerhardcore - 3-17-2014 at 04:03 PM

Just avoid her and don't return her calls.


CamstunPWG187 - 3-17-2014 at 04:52 PM

But what if she shows up at my job and tells me that I need to continue watching Prison Break?


denverpunk - 3-17-2014 at 05:30 PM

quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
Yeah, today I came to that realization as I discussed it with my friends (and most of them aren't Chinese, haha). I will most likely end it within a week or so.

She's so fucking nice though...it's gonna be rough, emotionally.

Oy, I hate being the breaker-upper. Did it one time, and it wasn't easy.


Gotta do it, man. Nice doesn't equal right for you.


punkerhardcore - 3-17-2014 at 05:45 PM

That's your fault for letting her know where you work.


gobbledygooker - 3-17-2014 at 06:01 PM

You could also just be an asshole until she gets fed up and breaks up with you so you don't have to do it.


punkerhardcore - 3-17-2014 at 06:04 PM

Tell her that her pussy smells because she never fucking showers. Then she'll just leave you.


denverpunk - 3-17-2014 at 07:46 PM

And if she counters by saying she's never shown you her pussy, you can say you still smell it BECAUSE SHE NEVER SHOWERS.


CamstunPWG187 - 3-18-2014 at 04:55 AM

Whoa, that's pretty hardcore.


Slade - 3-18-2014 at 12:21 PM

quote:
Posted by gobbledygooker
You could also just be an asshole until she gets fed up and breaks up with you so you don't have to do it.


In my experience, acting like a complete asshole towards a Chinese girl isn't going to cause her to like you any less. I'm not sure whether that is because Chinese girls are used to being treated like shit or the girl I was trying to shake was certifiably insane. It could have ever been a case of a little from column A and little from column B. I acted like a complete asshole towards this girl for at least half a year after breaking up with her more than once despite that I never once went on a date with her and our only relationship was as university classmates.

Cam, like everyone else has already told you, I think you need to break up with this girl. There's no point in wasting your time with her as your post indicates to me that there is so much more about her that you don't like than you do. However, I don't see the point in acting like asshole towards her because it may not actually accomplish anything and you'll just end up not feeling good about your actions. Besides, there can't be a shortage of available girls that dig the foreigner. I'm sure you'll find someone with less hair on her lip, better personal hygiene, and who is more willing to take her pants off.

EDIT:

How old is she? That might make a difference, too? Here in Korea, most girls don't have sex for the first time until they're 22-23 years old. If I meet a good looking girl who shows interest in me and she tells me that she's 23 or younger, I don't waste my time for a multitude of reasons - one of which is that if I date her, I can expect to be asked to meet the parents long before I've even seen her naked. I probably don't have to tell you that I'm not interested in meeting anyone's parents, least of all the parents of someone I haven't seen naked yet.

[Edited on 3-18-2014 by Slade]


CamstunPWG187 - 3-18-2014 at 03:06 PM

She's 25, two years younger than me.

I'm starting to contact her less. I'm going to do it. I just have little to no interest right now.


CamstunPWG187 - 3-25-2014 at 03:28 AM

It's done.

She has one of my DVD's, and I really liked that movie, but yeah, it's done.


CamstunPWG187 - 3-8-2015 at 05:13 AM

An update was in order, since China's censorship became a topic of discussion in the Rumor Thread.

Anyways, I'll update you on my life for a bit....

Relationship Life In China

Got a girlfriend about 3 months after I dumped the last girl you all heard about (boy, that girl SUCKED), and I have been with the new girl (Joanna) since June of last year. We live together now, and it's the first time I have lived with another girl that wasn't my mother.

It has it's ups and downs.

Ups, first. She's really dedicated to the relationship, and does everything she can to make sure it has balance. I do my part by being a good, hardworking boyfriend who makes good money, cleans the floor and pays for fruit and clothes and shit. She does her part by working, tidying up, helping me with shit I can't do (language-related), not making me go shopping, and leaving me alone when I play video games.

She also has picked up video games, too, since before last year, there was a pretty large ban on them being sold at retailers and all they have is mostly freemium phone games that the rest of the world also has. It's nice that she can sink herself into something like that and just let me do my own thing. You have no idea how nice that is when your main hobbies are video games and exercising.

Time for the downs....Chinese girls are really childish. Think of a 4 year-old having a temper tantrum and then realize that 99% of the girls in China are secretly like this. In public or at work, they convey this very different image of themselves, for the most part, but when it comes to the meat and potatoes of a relationship, they are extremely entitled and childish women, much moreso than in any other part of the world. I realized very fast why the divorce rate here is so high, because Chinese women are childish bitches, and the Chinese men here have no backbone to put them in their place.

Seriously, Chinese girls ALL want to control the relationship in every single way. You can't give them that power. It will break you if you aren't strong. Everyone of my friends except for one doesn't even carry their own bank card, because their girls have em'. I refuse to be the guy who,while hanging out with other friends, says "I can't go to an ATM, my girl has my card".

Nope, not ever.

They also argue about really stupid shit, but I guess that's just the norm for most relationships.

How about some culture talk?

I have come around to Chinese martial arts with weaponry, particularly the Bian Zi whip.

A Bian Zi whip is made entirely out of chain, including the handle, which is wired and wrapped in tape, and then given a leather handle fitted to your liking. From the handle, the chain get's thinner and thinner, until the end, where 2 ropes are tied together (the first being thick, and the second being thinner, with a small nylon tassel neatly tied to the end. Without the tassel, the whip has no balance and is extremely dangerous to sling around, and you can really risk hurt yourself.

I have 6, ranging from 3 KG to 8 KG, all of them ranging from about 6-12 feet in length. It's hard for me to even describe what it is, because finding a video of it isn't easy, unless you have my facebook page.

It's very loud, and dangerous (if you don't know what you're doing). The point of the exercise is to crack the piece of fabric at the end of the chain, resulting in a sonic boom, or loud noise. There are a variety of techniques to learn, and I can safely say I am extremely, extremely good at it now. I am even part of a club of about 16 people who also play, and when the weather is right, we all play under a bridge next to one of the main streets, Zhongshan Lu.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovnacB_May4

In this video, it's being played by two people in a park during the day, both of whom seem to do it recreationally, but neither of them seem to particularly stand-out in their efforts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQQKEyFUiIM

In this video, you can see a man being taught by an actual Bian Zi master in a temple, using a beginner whip that is all rope and no chain. The old man teaching him has perfect form for the technique he is using, and given his poise and form, I imagine he's extremely good when practicing with heavier chains, and is most likely healthier than most people his age.

I will gladly state that I am very good at it. I have been training for about a year and a half and have earned the admiration of my peers with whom I train with. It's an honor to be good and to be taught by such patient people. I love doing it, and even love the fact that no other foreigners in China really do this. I heard about one guy who does it down in southern China, but as of right now, I have been told that I am the only foreigner anyone has ever seen do it.

My Facebook page is acting funny, so I can't really show you my set of whips, but I will do it later when the VPN is working better. I have really nice video clips.

In other news, I still love it here, and now make more money (12,000 RMB a month), which goes a long way here compared to money in America. I can comfortably do the things I like and eat healthy for cheap. granted, I gained about 6-8 pounds over the Chinese new Year due to being around my girlfriend's family every day in Qiqihaer (if you don't know, Chinese people love to cook enough food to feed a small army for only 3-4 people, and they want their daughter's boyfriend to eat, eat, and eat.), but i'm back at it and look to drop it off by the end of March.

If you have questions, feel free to ask!

EDIT: Guess I should touch on the censorship stuff!

Yeah, so what we were talking about in the Rumor Thread, yeah, a lot of apathy from the 26-30+ year-old age group in terms of censorship on the netz.

Pretty much, people who grew up after 1989 were groomed to an economy that is self-important. Everything else in the world doesn't matter. If it's not happening in China and it's good, then you don't need to know about it, but if American's or Europeans do some dumbass shit, it's gonna be reported about and we will be made to look bad, many times with it being harshly jest-ful.

If you buy things that aren't Chinese brands, you're hurting your country. That's how that generation thinks for the most part. It's the middle-class, too. The upper-class of that generation has the money and connections to know better, and those are the people who are very liberal, surprisingly. The young and rich in China KNOW about VPN's, they KNOW about the stuff they aren't supposed to know. A study actually showed that more than half of the wealthy families in China wanted to go live abroad.

What it comes down to is this - if you are from a middle class family, chances are you have extremely conservative values towards Chinese culture, and the way you look at the outside world. You don't WANNA know what your country did in 1989, and for all you care and know, those people got what they deserved for going against the government. You are told China is the best, every day, in school and on the news. There is no reason to think otherwise. You are part of the system.

If you are young, and from a family with money, things change. You have a nice, secure home, no need to work, and in your down time you search the internet and find out about VPN's, and study the parts of your history that no one else knows, or wants you to know. Also, chances are you like the idea of mingling with western culture, and like quite a few of those American TV shows, like the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Big Bang Theory (*Shudder*). But, then again, you're probably a spoiled kid who will never have to work hard in your life, and while you may live comfortably, your children's generation will suffer real hard because of your inability or lack of knowledge of how to operate/work a real business, and to teach those values based on experience.

China is a fascinating place, and I look forward to discovering more of it's wonderous culture.

[Edited on 3-8-2015 by CamstunPWG187]


CCharger - 3-9-2015 at 07:51 PM

Where's that image hosting site you promised a year and a half ago, my friend?

Also, do the Chinese really think they could kick our ass if shit got real over there?

[Edited on 3-9-2015 by CCharger]


CamstunPWG187 - 5-1-2015 at 01:13 AM

How do I tag images? Got some hotties for you guys.


First 9 - 6-8-2015 at 01:02 AM

So how's life treating you over there? Once I save up enough from my shitty job and get my braces off I'm thinkg of working somewhere far away from home and teaching English overseas seems like the best bet.

How does the whole process work and how long do you plan on staying there?


CamstunPWG187 - 2-11-2019 at 05:32 PM

Figured I would let it be known. For 5 and a half years, China has treated me well.

I have a beautiful, lovingly loyal wife, a child about to be delivered in 1 month, and a management job that pays extremely well.

Thanks China. The News Media doesnít know shit about how great of a jumping off point is for traveling, cheap living, beautiful women, and an overall comfy life.

If I ever need to leave, Iíll be sad


denverpunk - 2-11-2019 at 10:19 PM

quote:
Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
Figured I would let it be known. For 5 and a half years, China has treated me well.

I have a beautiful, lovingly loyal wife, a child about to be delivered in 1 month, and a management job that pays extremely well.

Thanks China. The News Media doesnít know shit about how great of a jumping off point is for traveling, cheap living, beautiful women, and an overall comfy life.

If I ever need to leave, Iíll be sad


Thatís how I felt leaving Prague, aside from the having a baby part. If I could have made money there, I never would have left.