Date registered: April 16, 2009
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How about not vaccinating your child and not giving him/her autism unlike what is happening to most kids back in the States?
How about breast feeding your kid and not feeding him/her baby formula which has over 50% of corn syrup so you later on are thankful and don't end up wondering why your kid is overweight like most American kids?
Now I need to rant a little.
This is what they should teach in driving schools here in China, specially Chengdu.
1) Know what is a blind spot!!! You are supposed to turn your head toward the blind spot every time you make a turn or change a lane instead of just cutting in front of others!!!
2) When leaving your parked spot on the side of the road, look at your side view mirror to see if there is a car coming your direction at >30 mph before pulling out in front of me!@
3) If you are in a traffic jam and you are about to enter an intersection but the light is still green, DO NOT block the intersection!! This is one of the major reasons (apart from all the construction) why traffic is horrible in Chengdu.
4) Don't use your high beams when you are behind me! Even your low beams don't help you that much to see the road at night, its use is to indicate to others that you are there. When driving at night, turn off your lights for a second and you''ll realize that you'll still be able to see.
Okay that feels better.
To answer the earlier question of whether an expired license can still be used, it worked for me. One of the clerks working there whom I tried to fraternize said that basically if your license is not expired for over 6 months, then it "should be" okay. Now if you still don't know that all rules here in China can be "bent" then you haven't been here long enough or you haven't entrenched yourself deep enough into the system. If needed, just put on your best sobbing face and be very nice.
I do not recommend anybody to drink milk that comes from a carton or plastic bottle since most of them are pasteurized or homogenized like in the US, meaning that the milk was boiled and then passed through a high pressure filter to remove all "bacteria". Problem is that most bacteria in milk is good for our body, and the small portion of bad bacteria does little effect to us provided your immune system is not too weak. So after they remove all the good stuff from the raw milk, they add vitamins to the finished product, but these vitamins are not in a natural form that can be absorbed by our bodies. Hence, you might as well not drink milk at all cause all these artificial "vitamins" and other minerals such as "calcium" in homogenized milk will simply pass right through your body because they are not chelated.
What you need is raw milk, though you should do your own research before drinking this since there are still some risks, albeit miniscule when compared to homogenized milk. I personally drink it raw here in Chengdu and have had no problems whatsoever. The people here still like to boil their raw milk out of tradition (the farmer selling me the milk cannot believe I drink it raw), which will probably remove 50% of its nutrients and kill all the good bacteria that your digestive system needs, but still, it is much better than milk sold in the supermarkets.
Raw milk is available in Chengdu even though its sale is illegal in many states back in the US, gee I wonder why. Usually the farmer will drive around in a electric scooter with two vats of raw milk on the back and deliver it to certain spots around the city, most of these spots are in the entrances of older apartment complexes, the little office/bedroom where the guard sits/lives. They use stainless steel containers but many feed their cows grain instead of all grass which is not good. Hence, if you find a farmer that feeds their cow all grass then you've hit a jackpot.
Raw milk cures most allergies, builds up your immune system, regulates your digestive system and much more. Do your own research though. But please, don't drink the milk sold in supermarkets!