Thursday, December 21, 2006

I've been wanting to add a post for a few days now. Logged in yesterday or the day before, I forget which, to cook up something, but ran out of steam. Ended up just staring at my list of old posts. Finally, enough time, energy and impetus...

Beijing - Pacific Century PlaceOut and about after work today. Wind picked up a little and we enjoyed a crystal evening walk after a pizza in starbright Beijing. Still rooting about for Christmas gifts for Angela. Hope to meet those unexpressed demands on Saturday. Took care of a few things tonight at Pacific Century Place, which has a little Christmas town in front of it, pictured here. Not an inexpensive place to shop...

Otherwise, more of the snowless cold same, standing on the balcony and looking out into night's black horizon at all the little square lights and pinpoints. New buildings everywhere smiling like super-toothed and wide-grinning wards of this sprawling megatropolis, one in which its inmates commingle and sing bastard versions of the birthday song and jingle bells when necessary. All's well that ends, well.... Only one more half-day of elementary Santa mishap and Christmas pageantry to overcome tomorrow and then it's three days away from...

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