It’s been a while since I posted here coz i couldn’t freaking upload any pictures. But I can now! However, i’m still uploading one picture at a time coz they haven’t done the upload function for multiple pictures yet.
This is our nuffie Rachel. She invited me and a few other friends over to her place for MidAutumn festival dinner which she said it’s a big deal that it’s celebrated here in China. She cooked 8 dishes, said everything had to be in even numbers, so 8 dishes, 4 types of fruits, some red wine, and moon cake of course. 5 of us couldn’t finish all that food for sure, but we sure did pretty damn well. hehehehe
The rest of the post is just goign to be random pictures that I’ve taken the last few days and wanted to share with everyone.
We got Rachel her new Lenovo U460. One of the thinnest notebook in the market, and since we were in China, we buy as the chinese buy, LENOVO! hahahaha. Gosh the story about buying the laptops is the craziest. We went to Zhongguancun, something like the Malaysian Lowyat or the Singaporean SimLim Center. What happens when you have floors and floors of retailers/sales persons and 2 shoppers? You get the best attention! I dont’ know if best is the right way to describe it but everyone was just all over us pulling us from brand to brand. I had a few in my mind, the Lenovo, Dells, Sony or a Toshiba. The previous night I did do a bit of research and found out that this Lenovo U460 was one of the newest from Lenovo and could range from anywhere from RMB4199 – RMB6199 depending on specs. We went in armed wiht that information, and wanted to buy it with the top specs for not more than RMB4500. So we asked almost every shop. All didn’t want to give it to us for that price but then one shop finally said, OK. we’ll do it. The boss came and say fine fine we’ll just do it for that RMB4500 and stop all the back and forth. I was like yay! finally! for RMB4500 I would have to say that’s pretty damn cheap.
Now comes the crazy part. I knew China was shady but not THAT shady. While waiting for the guys to get our unit from the stock room, they pulled Rachel aside from me to cut her a deal, since they knew she was buying it for the company. They said, we’ll give it to you for RMB4500, but if you’d be willing to accept a counterfeit unit, we’d issue the receipt for RMB4500, but only charge you RMB3500 for it, so RMB1000 for you to keep.
Thank god Rachel was honest she totally declined them and notified me after. We asked for a refund and walked out of the shop. I really appreciate the fact that Rachel was totally honest about it. We’re all new to this country and she could have very well took the bribe and I didn’t know about it, but that act says a lot about her.
We then checked wiht her friend who said there’s this website that sells everything for cheap and also all genuine products! So we spent some time there taking a look at value laptops and found ourselves the Lenovo U460 for RMB4200!!! They weren’t the best specs, P6000 instead of the intel i3. But whatever, it was way cheaper so we got Rachel a wireless mouse too for RMB100. This website is 360buy.com. Check it out for cheap and genuine electronic products in China!
These are some of the new friends I’m hanging out here at Beijing. Met them all from Vig (bottom left black shirt), who was introduced to me by Steph Ng back home. Vig used to work at the Camp5 climbing gym at 1Utama and came to Beijing to study chinese. EVERYONE here came here to study chinese! and 4 of them are all Malaysians!!! insane.
Found out that Julie (front row grey top) went to LSE and will be working with PWC London after she’s done with chinese here. Kevin (far right) stays at freaking BU4, ex Sri KL, LSE, and also working at PWC London after this. Suzen (red) went to King’s College, London, and stays at Tropicana. It’s like everyone in your own backyard all the way here in Beijing and we get to meet up. Freaking cool.
Purple top girl Wai was born in HK but grew up in UK. Black top girl Klelia is from Greece, the girl behind her tha’ts hidden is AnneSophie from France, and tall white dude standing up is Daniel from Melbourne, Australia.
Went to summer palace, something like a huge Taman Jaya, the last trip I was here in Beijing. Took this picture, coz I thought the situation was hilarious! This is how it goes down in China – guy sits and relaxes eating his shit, and the girl does the work rowing the boat. I like.
They have Gen2′s in Beijing!!!
And lastly, one for the advertisers – Adidas Action 3 body wash at Watson stores here in beijing!!! Woohoooo!!!