Monday, May 15, 2006

Too many things going on these days to keep up with the blog. Let me try to catch you up, nutshell style...

Friday night I played poker with the boys until quite late. I won ¥32, which is not much, but better than losing it. Our last game with Josh, who will move to Montreal on Thursday. Spent the rest of the weekend in Beijing parks, four of them, relaxing and making poetry films.

Saturday, I went to the Beijing Zoo with a small group of friends. Not my preferred destination, in general, but we wanted to go read some poems with the animals or, at least, in their presence. I didn't think we would spend all day there, but we didn't leave until around 7PM after recording a number of poems and improvisations. We all thought the zoo was quite nice.

Beijing - Purple Bamboo ParkYesterday, we met a larger group of friends at Purple Bamboo Park and proceeded to enjoy a picnic together. After eating, we made our way to the dock and played Frisbee for a short while as a number of people stood around watching us play this strange game. We were killing time while waiting to catch a boat to The Summer Palace. After about a 30-minute ride, we arrived at the Southern entrance.

The Summer Palace was gorgeous and not very crowded in the late afternoon. Surprising for a Sunday with such pleasant weather. All the willow trees were green and a cool breeze was blowing lightly. We found a nice wide area to play Frisbee and we tossed our disk around for a few hours in the dying sunlight. We collected our things and found a nice place to work on an improvised poetry film as the sun was setting. Near the exit, we stopped to finish the rest of the food we had brought with us and by the time we finished, the park was very dark. We made our way out of the huge park and then parted company as one half of us were going in one direction and the other half was going in another. Angela, Marianna, Seth and me, as we live in buildings next to each other, stopped for beers and then went to the park behind our building to drink them before returning to our apartments. A fine weekend, but, as is always the case, gone to soon...

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