China Trip pix

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fishgutzy, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. 9outof10mms

    9outof10mms Purveyor of Professional Enginerding Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,203
    Likes Received:
    1,523
    Location:
    The Minted Hill
    Probably results from being grown upside-down on the other side of the erf.
     
  2. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    Lunch at a restaurant with the crew.
    Paid for by the losers in the World Cup betting.
    I lost 200RMB.
    Eating my own losses. Ha!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
  3. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Get over it, snowflake. Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,812
    Likes Received:
    7,580
    Location:
    SC to VA
    Put a "bug" in here ear for me, will you?

    Study the effects of GMO crops on bees. I've got a suspicion about this from talking to one of my brothers.
     
    Button Pusher, ronn47 and fishgutzy like this.
  4. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    I
    Straight from the x- files.

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    Button Pusher likes this.
  5. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    This is a view that is not talked about.
    Note the tin shacks.
    That's where "the help" lives. The Grounds keepers and cleaning staff for the complex I live in here in Shanghai. [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief and ronn47 like this.
  6. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    The nicer view from my 18th floor room.
    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2018
    RetiredUSNChief, CZfool68 and ronn47 like this.
  7. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    Sitting here with bags packed, dishes cleaned, waiting for my ride to airport at 9:30.

    This trip has been the best one so far.
    I finally let my guard down. I let a few people in far enough to care about them and enjoy their company outside the office.
    For the first time, I might actually miss one or two while I'm home for 3 weeks.
    For 4 years I have never missed anyone when I left. That isolating attitude was a major factor in the self inflicted misery. But no more.
    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
  8. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    another journey home begins. [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
  9. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    I'll keep adding to this thread next trip.

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief likes this.
  10. CZfool68

    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Sponsor Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    8,317
    Location:
    Apex / W. Jefferson NC
    Cool to see you make the best of it, and start enjoying it. Although I could do without those chicken feet pics!
     
    RetiredUSNChief and fishgutzy like this.
  11. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    that really did look like a zombie hand.

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief likes this.
  12. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,601
    Likes Received:
    2,356
    Location:
    Heath Springs, SC
    Safe travels.
    Early "Welcome Home"
     
    fishgutzy and RetiredUSNChief like this.
  13. RFMan

    RFMan Member Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    719
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    I've had to spend big chunks of time out in Silicon Valley in past jobs - like 16 weeks one year, 10 weeks the next, 6 the next. I would go hiking to places I found on a web page in the area, went to some of the old electronics surplus places, found a church and went there when stuck over a weekend, just determined to make the best of it. They flew my wife out one of the weekends I was "marooned." She was amazed when we went to the church and everyone was all happy to see me, and her too - "You've just settled right in here!" I said there was no reason to be huddled up in a room miserable - I could enjoy life as best I could without her being there, and make the most of it. I think taking in your surroundings like that is the best thing.
     
  14. HMP

    HMP Well-Known Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    11,194
    Likes Received:
    17,736
    Location:
    TRIAD
    Thanks for all of the pictures, it is neat to see the similarities and differences.
     
    RetiredUSNChief and ronn47 like this.
  15. Catfish

    Catfish RIP 1791-2018 Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    3,316
    Likes Received:
    5,351
    Location:
    Charlotte
    Do the Chinese bitch about imported American talent the same way our stateside IT guys bitch about their Indian co-workers? I hear a lot of that and I'm not even in the business.
     
    RetiredUSNChief likes this.
  16. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    Landed in Newark. Not quite to freedom yet.
    The woman next to me feel asleep then fell over against my arm.
    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2018
    ronn47, Jeppo and RetiredUSNChief like this.
  17. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    I can't travel anywhere on weekends. Limited to the metro.
    Maybe if one of my colleagues takes me somewhere, I could.

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief likes this.
  18. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,601
    Likes Received:
    2,356
    Location:
    Heath Springs, SC
    Jade might take you places.

    Joking
    I've traveled to Aruba, Columbia SA and Israel for work.
    In Israel I had a car to myself and drove around a some, wanted to go to Jerusalem but did not feel like it would be safe doing so by myself.
     
  19. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    Jade is the English translation of her name. Jade is very nice. Just finished her MSEE.
    Her father is 3 years younger than me.
    It has actually been nice getting to know her.
    Today she called me Grandpa white beard.

    So I'm clean shaven for the first time in on her a decade.
    Plus, now that I have worked on my high elbow front crawl, beard chafes my shoulder.


    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2018
  20. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    It is good to be home.
    Gotta get my fishing gear ready for a week at a beach house in OBX.
    (I lied and told the China bosses that I already paid $2000 nonrefundable. If i had told the truth, that my brother is paying for it, they would have demanded that I skip it.
    First vacation in 4 years)

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2018
  21. Jeppo

    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    5,603
    Likes Received:
    7,525
    Location:
    Davidson County, NC
    How much would it be worth to you for me NOT to tell your boss? :D
     
    Millie, RetiredUSNChief and fishgutzy like this.
  22. teamglock2002

    teamglock2002 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    476
    Location:
    Piedmont/Triad of NC
    Ah come on Jeppo, its his first vacation in 4 yrs how bout you give the guy a break this time.LOL
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2018
    RetiredUSNChief, fishgutzy and Jeppo like this.
  23. Jeppo

    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    5,603
    Likes Received:
    7,525
    Location:
    Davidson County, NC
    Just trying to finance the next Gen 3 Smith. ;)
     
  24. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    That's why I consider ya'll friends I haven't met yet.
    Such wise guys.

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief and Jeppo like this.
  25. CZfool68

    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Sponsor Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    8,317
    Location:
    Apex / W. Jefferson NC
    Enjoy the vacation. You have certainly earned it.
     
  26. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    Back in Shanghai again.
    Longest trip yet. Until September 30.
    Had dinner last night with my friend Jade.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
  27. LeeMajors

    LeeMajors Bionic Man Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    664
    Location:
    On the big boob
    Maybe I need a job with you. If I had to eat that stuff based on the pictures I'd loose 100 pounds a month. So yeah I need a month there.
     
  28. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,601
    Likes Received:
    2,356
    Location:
    Heath Springs, SC
    Looks pretty damn tasty to me.
     
    Millie, RetiredUSNChief and fishgutzy like this.
  29. Jeppo

    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    5,603
    Likes Received:
    7,525
    Location:
    Davidson County, NC
    Punishment for the vacation? :(
     
    Millie and RetiredUSNChief like this.
  30. 12151791

    12151791 [This Space is Available for Rent] Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,337
    Likes Received:
    6,051
    Location:
    Office Space
    You are doing good work in a China telling them about Trump :)

    Chinese People Hope ‘Powerful Grandpa Trump’ Ends the Chinese Communist Party
    People in the United States and other Western countries may have called Donald J. Trump a lot of different names, but in China, many people are addressing him as “Chuan Da Ye.”

    “Chuan” is the Chinese pronunciation for Trump. “Da” means big or great, and “Ye” means grandfather, grandpa, or more broadly, an elderly male. So “Chuan Da Ye” can be roughly translated as “Powerful Grandpa Trump.”

    For people who know the Chinese language well, the words “Da Ye” together carry connotations of affirmation, respect, affection, authority, capability, and more. When people call someone “Da Ye,” it often means that they are willing to follow this person, at least morally. And they would rather side with this man than oppose him.

    Although the Party-controlled official Chinese media has been depicting the West and the United States as “the hostile force in the West,” many Chinese netizens who know how to “jump over” the Great Fire Wall of China show their affection towards Trump by calling him “Chuan Da Ye.” They like his toughness, his personality, and the fact that he is super rich and successful.

    Fighting Back
    A deeper meaning underlying the nickname is the fact that, in the eyes of some Chinese people, Trump is daring to stand up against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which has been suppressing its own people for decades.

    As they themselves might not have the courage or ability to fight against the CCP, many Chinese netizens are happy to see Trump doing so.

    For example, when a vaccine scandal broke out recently in China, with hundreds of thousands of children being exposed to ineffective DPT vaccines, many angry Chinese parents flooded the Chinese social media accounts of the U.S. Embassy in China. They left numerous comments and asked the Trump administration to “get rid of this evil government.”

    Some even marked on maps the coordinates of the two factories that falsified data and sold ineffective vaccines and asked the United States to destroy these factories that produce “chemical weapons” with Tomahawk cruise missiles.

    People remembered that no justice had followed the 2008 baby formula scandal in China, which, according to official numbers, sickened 300,000 babies, hospitalized 54,000, and killed six.

    Rest of the story:
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/chine...ends-the-chinese-communist-party_2613192.html
     
    RetiredUSNChief, ronn47 and fishgutzy like this.
  31. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    But the CEO of a China company that allowed poisoned dog food to be shipped got executed after a speedy trial.
    :D

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief and ronn47 like this.
  32. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    Light dinner tonight after swimming 6.5km
    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief likes this.
  33. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    Archery with Jade today.
    Her form is improving. She gets better each time.
    Her form is pretty nice too. [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief and ronn47 like this.
  34. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    A rainy Sunday morning.
    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief and ronn47 like this.
  35. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    Some pictures of the food my colleagues cook for themselves.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    RetiredUSNChief likes this.
  36. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    Location:
    Kernersville
    Lunch.
    Dumplings with a little bit of soft sauce, peanut oil, and Carolina Reaper. [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
    CZfool68 and RetiredUSNChief like this.
  37. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,601
    Likes Received:
    2,356
    Location:
    Heath Springs, SC
    I was good to go on your coworkers lunch until the fish head showed up.
     
  38. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Get over it, snowflake. Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,812
    Likes Received:
    7,580
    Location:
    SC to VA
    Fish heads, fish heads, rolly-polly fish heads,
    Fish heads, fish heads, eat them up, yum!

    :D
     
  39. Button Pusher

    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    3,598
    Likes Received:
    3,756
    Location:
    Raleigh
    In 2007 China executed the ex Food and Drug Chief, while extreme, they had enough of defective toothpaste, etc.
     
  40. Grits

    Grits I'm a Dirt Bag. Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,224
    Likes Received:
    1,609
    Location:
    Burnt Chimney aka Forest City
    No chicken fingers please was my prayer as I scrolled down the page. Prayer answered.

    Sent from my SM-J320V using Tapatalk
     
    fishgutzy and ronn47 like this.

Share This Page