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A Friendly Reminder From The Weather Ministry

Posted by MyLaowai on Sunday, October 18, 2009

Laowai, please note:

In case you missed it, October 1st has been and gone. It is now, therefore, cold. You should wrap warmly in no less than three layers every time you go out, and even when you are staying in. Protect your neck from cool winds, and remember your hat. If you don’t have a hat, then a plastic bag will do just fine. Drink plenty of hot water and avoid cold drinks such as beer.

It has come to our attention that some laowai are still wearing T-shirt’s and shorts, on the grounds that the temperature is the same as it was on September 30th – please be advised that a harmonious nation feels cold when the Party says it is cold. Your defiant behaviours and splittist attitudes are being noted.

You have been warned.

9 Responses to “A Friendly Reminder From The Weather Ministry”

  1. Eric D said

    Does this include us too? Damnit. Best break out the triple layers.

  2. Slap2tickle said

    With the 11th National Games of the People’s Republic of China the Party (or provincial party) has decided everybody must be without foreign websites for a few weeks, it’s getting increasingly more difficult to get my morning dose of maylaowai.com and without it I fear I’ll have withdraw symptoms, after all coffee can only take a person so far.

  3. Slap2tickle said

    forgetting to mention the fact that I live in Shandong, I feel like I’m living in Xinjiang.

  4. MyLaowai said

    Ha! You think you have problems? Try being the poor schmuck who spends his valuable hours trying to get a post up in the first place!

    Normal service will resume just as soon as the team here have the time to dig tunnels under the Great Firewall.

    In the meantime, forget the coffee. Go for the gin.

  5. justrecently said

    Normal service will resume just as soon as the team here have the time to dig tunnels under the Great Firewall.
    Good lucky.

  6. Slap2tickle said

    I’m a bit of a Bacardi person myself, but I’m assuming the affect is the same at the end of the night, if it ever arrives, I find myself being amused at any form of entertainment that comes my way these days, right now I’m sat on the balcony with a tin of Tsing Tao watching two dogs, or is it rats fighting and the owners laughing at the whole situation, I don’t know which is more depressing, them or me.

  7. Eric D said

    Surprised that it’s accessible in Shandong, s2k. No luck here whatsoever. Thank the lords of Kobol for VPNs!

  8. Slap2tickle said

    It’s not accessible in Shandong, I’m also running a VPN, but the internet company likes to be difficult about SSL connections running for any length of time, they force an IP renewal every 5 minutes cutting my connection and forcing me to reconnect.

  9. RecoveredSinoholic said

    One year I was staying at a crappy hotel in Shenyang. It was mid-September, cold as (Tibetan) hell, and there was no heat even at night, despite the courtyard being filled with many piles of coal. When I asked my Chinese buddy what was going on, he told me that the rooms would be heated on Sept. 20 (about 2 or 3 days hence). So, I asked him, in other words the Shenyang city government has decreed that the weather shall turn cold, not on Sept. 19, nor Sept. 21, but precisely on the 20th, right? Yes, he replied.

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