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January 18th, 2015:

The Ice Bar

As part of the ice festival, the hotel constructed a bar made of ice.

The ice bar.

The ice bar.

I ordered a shot of vodka, and asked it to be poured into my glass through the ice trough.

The ice trough. It cools the drink waaaay down.

The ice trough. It cools the drink waaaay down.

The vodka was poured into a cup made of ice.

It was good vodka. Was it worth $10? Probably not. However, it was probably worth $10 to enjoy a shot of vodka served in an ice cup, poured through an ice trough, inside a building made of ice.

Mixed Message

Do you mean I can’t not lie down? So I have to lie down? If so, why the line through the picture of a person lying down?

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Break a hundred?

Trying to pull out a hundred-kuai bill at the restaurant today, I accidentally ripped it. The waitress watched in horror. She made me pay with another bill.

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Is this a metaphor for the strength of the Chinese currency?