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October, 2015:

It has begun

Central heating officially turns on tomorrow. Today the furnaces are “initiating,” i.e., belching coal dust into the air. Last year on this date, the AQI was off the scale at over 500. It’s already at 185 at 7:00am. Happy Halloween!

Imaginative spelling


So whose food am I supposed to eat?


Yeah, I’m not eating there.


Wanna buy some clams?

Yeah, me neither.  

Clam truck in Dandong 丹東.

Well, duh!

At the breakfast buffet this morning:

 Who’d a thought nuts would contain nuts?!

Night scenery in North Korea

I took this picture standing on the Chinese side of the Yalu River, looking across to North Korea. If you zoom in, you can see a few lights. Other than that, there’s a lot of darkness over there.


Sunset over Dandong

Dandong 丹東 is a city on the Yalu River, right across from North Korea.   


Some days, you just have to say this.

Thanks to ST for the photo.  

You say that like it’s a bad thing.