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The Medicine Man Cometh

Posted by MyLaowai on Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ah China, you never fail to impress me with your endless variations on a single theme.

I just got into a taxi and was impressed to see a genuine leech on the inside of the passenger window. I can only presume that the previous fare was one of the local witchdoctors, and that it had escaped from his bag of various magical medicines. I’m sure it was probably “very good for my healthy”.

Bless you, China.

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6 Responses to “The Medicine Man Cometh”

  1. Ned Kelly said

    It didn’t fall out of a medicine bag. It was an officer of the Propaganda Department.

  2. MyLaowai said

    Nope. Different kind of bloodsucker.

  3. justrecently said

    Like an American lady once said: Haaang Kaaang is so daaarty! So raaandam! (She hadn’t been to Shanghai.)
    Did you take the leech with you?

  4. MyLaowai said

    No, I didn’t. I actually tried to avoid the thing, believe it or not.

    But as for the yanks, yes I know what you mean. I once met some yanks in Bangkok who were complaining about the food etc. They’d never been to China – I asked. No problems though, I set them right.

  5. FOARP said

    @Just Recently – I believe that Umlauts were invented for such speech. An yes, I fucking hate people bitching about the alleged dirtiness of Hong Kong, it is not much worse than any city I’ve ever been to.

  6. justrecently said

    @FOARP: dörty for daaarty? No, she said DAAARTY. But maybe rääääändom for raaandom.

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