Hmm, what kind of marketing is this?
Wudaoying is definitely becoming NLGX Mark II, they even have the 2nd branch of that one cafe whose name I cannot immediately recall. Umm.
Xiao Xin's Cafe, that one. Not necessarily a notable venue or anything, but I saw that with a pile of other cafes and shops and I was like hmm...this is starting to look familiar. Haven't been over that way in awhile now though.
NLGX is really to crowded, but there are still some awesome places acround in the side streets of NLGX ...
sneaking out of the bar and searching into a little chuaner place at midnight in nanluoguxiang is most enjoyable thing for me :)
WuDaoYing Hutong is sooo mainstream now.
All the really hip kids are staying at home and posting on the WLIB forums.
@Ami, you are right, but not in Tun
Everyone, do your part: When a black Audi creeps up behind you in a hutong, bend over and tie your shoes.
Can we make this a meme?
Courage Wolf would just beat the shit out of the driver.
Maybe this should be Socially Awkward Penguin?
Socially Awkward Penguin would probably get half way through bending down, look at the driver with an apologetic look and stay frozen like that for a few seconds then run away.
Foul Bachelor Frog doesn't even notice the Audi because he's peeing in the gutter across the street from the public restroom.
AUDI IN HUTONG / BLAST IT WITH PISS
I'd do this right now, but I can't access foreign sites from the office anymore.
"...but I can't access foreign sites from the office anymore."
Er wat? Great Firewall of the corner office? I never had any problems, although I could never get Freedur to work over there. Try vtunnel or hidefap?
I got a BQQ memo a few weeks ago saying there was a problem with the telecom lines. Chen says some Chinese sites are affected, too.
That is the worse excuse ever, but I can see tons of people buying it.
Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if it were true. It's a government complex in an old neighborhood. Across the street, there is a tangled mass of what appears to be fiber-optic cables drooping onto street-level.
Just like much of Beijing's pollution is just dust from the Gobi Desert rather than due to industry, much Internet 'censorship' results from natural entropy.
"Sorry, 4M is not available in your area." - China Unicom sales representative.
I live not far from the center of one of China's largest, most modernized cities. If it isn't available there, then WHERE the fuck is it available?
Kind of bizarre, considering how ubiquitous the Internet is here. Like your farmers in the most remote areas of China can get online through their phones, but I can't manage download speeds faster than 150 kbps. WAT IS THIS.
My 2M connection can hit 350kbps when I'm doing FTP. That's pretty much the only time though, and that only happens between 2am - 6am, but still. I was pleasantly surprised.
Problems with telecom lines won't somehow magically selectivey stop you accessing certain sites. It'd either be an overall dodgy connection or a totally fine one.
I used to hang out there non-stop back in 2007. I learned a lot of chinese on that street: back then a lot of the bar owners had very bad english yet were mostly the friendly local type so it was easy to have fun and communicate.
I also remember the time I saw my first tour-guide there. Thats when i realized i needed to find another "cool spot". Haven't found it since.
cz is near my home...can go there any time by bike...
yeah esp in summer
cool...but so much people here ,,,
Black Audis are standard issue transport for government officials, for those who don't know. Hence, the drivers have a habit of acting like even bigger douchebags than the average Chinese driver, if such a thing is possible. The black Audis get a larger share of anger and vitriol directed at them, because the people inside are more than just garden-variety assholes.
Of course, there's nothing to stop any regular rich non-government asshole from buying a black Audi. But when you see one, chances are it's a Communist Party dickbag on the inside.
I also found that off-putting, however I do think Chinese drivers tend to honk more out of courtesy rather than impatience.