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Temperatures and Referenda

weather: sunny
outside: 1°C
mood: cold

<insert whine about how cold it is in Vancouver>

<prepare for barrage of comments telling me that I don't know the meaning of the word "cold" until I've spent a winter in Calgary/Winnipeg/Ontario/Siberia/etc.>

So, it looks like we are going to have a referendum plebiscite on whether or not we want the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, BC. I just read this morning that they're promising to make this question clear and concise. HA! Fat chance.

The referendum question should be as follows:


[ ] Yes           [ ] No


Nov. 27th, 2002 12:46 pm (UTC)
Ohhh! They are sooo nummy! Hee!

You are so going to Harbin when I'm there. I'm pretty right in saying you weren't too keen on Beijing, right? You'd probably dig Harbin- a lot smaller, and more "down-home". It's like the mid-west of China, with a lot of random Russian influence.
Nov. 27th, 2002 12:55 pm (UTC)
weren't too keen on Beijing, right?

No, I wasn't... which is kinda unfortunate. I think it was just because I didn't know any hip, young University kids. We went to visit old family friends. =)
Nov. 27th, 2002 01:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, honestly, I've never really experience Beijing, only for a couple days on my pre-packaged tour thing I did in high school. When I was in China, I stayed in Harbin and visited my friend in Hangzhou/Shanghai.

I was just looking at the CET program I want to do- I may end up doing it in Beijing and not Harbin, but I"m definetely going up there to visit. Either way, you should go back. I'm sure your family would be happy if you did.

(that was a little poke there, I couldn't resist :P)
Nov. 27th, 2002 01:16 pm (UTC)
I really should go. It's one of those things on My Life's To Do List =)

And I'd actually rather not go to see them when I go back because they would put me up at their apartments or pay for my hotel, all meals, admission to museums/parks, all transportation, etc. I know what they make and I couldn't do that.

I'd rather not tell them and then spring a phone call on them when I get there. And I think, deep down, they'd appreciate that a little more.

Kinda sad, but *shrug* what can we do? Image is everything to them, they'll go into debt just to show us that they're well off enough to do stuff like that. It's just bad.
Nov. 27th, 2002 01:27 pm (UTC)
I figured it would be, I mean, you have a one up on anyone who'd want to go to China- you know the language.

Yeah, I know, I always had that problem too. When I was there, I was making 5000 RMB a month, which, is pretty freaking good. My friend Mary would always 'invite' me, and end up paying. I couldn't stand it, because she made 1/5th of what I did! I felt horrible!
Nov. 27th, 2002 01:39 pm (UTC)
Oh... you have to learn Fighting-For-The-Bill Fu. =D

I was just talking about this over in asam. =)
Nov. 27th, 2002 01:50 pm (UTC)
So right, so right.

I'll need to learn Saying No To People Who Want Me To Teach Their Kid's English- Fu next!


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