Don’t worry, I’m not calling you Surely.
Last time we had a little chat I had just found a place to live. Things are slowly calming down. As much as they can “calm down” in Chinerland. Yes, I have a place to live and it is the hottest new bachelors pad in Kunming. And don’t you fret I am uploading pictures as we speak. Yes, yes, I know it is a little bland right now, but just wait till I put the Club 21 spin on her.
So Friday rolled around, I grabbed my bags and headed on over to the new “rice pad”, thank you dad for the clever name. The landlord had promised me a couch, and woah did he surprise me with a LEATHER couch! Heck yes sir. I was anticipating a flowery, oriental, plaidstripedpolkadot but no, my landlord is the MAN and hooked me up with some quality brown leather. Alright, I have spent way too long describing this couch; however, it is more than a couch. That baby is also my bed because the mattress I currently own is about 3 inches in depth. Not the best for mah spinal column. And I have curtains! Long story, I spent too long on my couch, maybe I’ll tell it later if I have nothing else to talk about.
Friday: Move in. Then I hit up “The Hump” with my new found friends Sarah (the lifesaver) and Carly her roommate. The Hump is one of the most famous hostels in Kunming where all types of fellows and gentleladies kick back (Saw some killer dreads…my mullet may be having some work done to it, I’ll letchya know don’t worry.)
Saturday began my quest for my scooter. The BEST, most logical, rational, environmental AND most enjoyable mode of transportation ever created by man. Minus maybe a Harley Sportster. The scooter consists of: two low pressure wheels, a weak battery, sketch steering, and a throttle more sensitive than my left big toe (it’s given me trouble for yeeeaaars.) I lucked out and purchased the infamous personally dubbed “lil red dragon.” This sucker can fly. I’ve already mastered down the weave, the head on traffic dodge, public-bus leap, and taxi swerve. Okay…so the bus one is a lie, but don’t worry I’m careful, I use my mirrors
I witnessed two girls get their noses pierced. Ouch. OUCH. Enough said.
Today was great. Got to hear some truth spoken and had some great fellowship chill time. Tomorrow the plan is to finally get my schedule! Maybe get some internet in the pad, the B pad that is. OH yah and get a bike. I was given the name of a local bike shop by a friend and they gave me a sweet discount and they take expeditions out every Saturday into the nearby villages! At least that’s what I could collect from his broken English and my fractured Chinese. All in all, we may have a very prosperous future ahead of us!
AHHH! I cannot believe I almost forgot. In all this blogging and updating, the best night in Kunming almost slipped through the inner workings of the world wide web. I was able to witness a local underground breakdance competition. I’m telling you. This was straight out of Step Up 4: Kunming Kix. But for realz. There was this one kid, I would say about 9 or 10, who broke it down better than anyone I’ve ever seen. There were crew battles, one on one take downs, one-handed handstand jump contest?, and a whispy windmill competition. It was a good night.
So I’m wrapping the weekend up with my first watch of “127 Hours.” So far so good. Hope all is well and everything’s just going swimmingly.
The Orient has taken this Bird flying