北京,你好!

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I woke up this morning, missing Beijing very much. Specifically, the five-star hotel’s bathroom that I’d showered in.

Ah, I have a need to be pampered today. Life’s been slightly draggy for the past week.

Imagine an awesome full body massage by the day bed.

And after that, a hearty meal of hot and spicy dishes while sipping sour plum juice,

in a restaurant along the busy streets of Beijing.

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Well, maybe have a pignut or two as well.

As long as you don’t let your feelings be cheated by Starbucks like me.

What a victim of preconceived notions I am.

I’m a Starbucks Card collector. A Starbucks Card is something like a prepaid card which you can use to purchase drinks and merchandise from any participating Starbucks outlets in the world.

As for the one that I’d gotten in Beijing, it’s just a discount card (10% off only, hor!) that has no cash value or whatsoever, and it is only valid till November 8, 2010. A discount card that has ripped RMB 80 off of me. I feel so emotionally cheated. RMB 80 may not sound a lot to some.

But just look at what kind of nonsense I can get with RMB20.

Or rather, what’s left of my nonsense junk food haul of the day: matcha flavoured pocky, ice cream matcha oreo biscuits, Lay’s crisps in flavours like hot & sour fish soup, lemon tea and cucumber (specially recommened by a colleague).

Here’s some half naked adults and naked children running and peeing all over the place in the fountain area outside one of the very few Apple stores in Asia.

This is Beijing. This is China.

Can’t wait till the day that I get the chance to head over to Beijing again.

Hopefully by then, the mall next to my hotel will be fully opened.

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