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200 kuai for a noname rapper that looks like a talking baozi?
If you have any interest in history or photography I highly recommend to check out the exhibition of Li Zhensheng which shows glimpses of the madness during the Cultural revolution. I've seen the pictures before many times and you can check them out on his website, but seeing them in big prints is another surreal experience again.
Also if you like 2step/garage & grime DJ Royal T has a nice selection that is unheard of in Chengdu.
Strawberry is not even trying, looks like they actively seek to self destroy their festival by holding it on a Monday & Tuesday after a public holiday without bothering to publish a line up.
Papa U-Gee @ Jah Bar looks promising. Anyone else going?
"It's October Holidays - how about we don't have hold any events for all the people who don't have to work so they can bore themselves to death?"
On a serious note check out Inti Santana from Cuba in the Little Bar.
We're going to have another Bittcoin meetup this Thursday 2.30 p.m. @ Bookworm (Terrace)
Feel free to join if you have questions about Bitcoin, blockchain, fintech, crytptocurrencies or if you want to connect to like minded adults that have decided to take self responsibility for their finances.
Chengdu Bitcoin meetup Wednesday March 30 3 PM @ Bookworm (terrace)
Join our growing local group to learn about Bitcoin, altcoins, blockchain technology & fintech investing and share your experience with like minded about debanking and the future of independent finance. Free entrance.
Questions via pm
Since Giant seems to have lost its track I've come across this Chinese bike brand
蓝克雷斯 that sells bikes exclusively online on https://lankeleisi.jd.com/ - their designs, prices & warranties look all good (too good?). I'm especially interested in their foldable e- mountainbike.
So has anybody purchased their bikes? Any feedback is welcome.
Have a look at this thread
I've read there are also home test kits available on taobao now, however it might be difficult to make sure they are not fake, or expired or faulty or have unacceptable rates of false positives / false negatives.
Going to Jiuzhaigou during a major holiday is pretty much pointless - you can google the images of massive crowds. Avoid holidays and avoid weekends. So try to move your date as far away from may 1st as possible, so May 4th would probably be a better choice.
The place for beer in Chengdu, and Hugo is constantly on trips abroad to source new beers. Actually sometimes I feel the offers are rotating a bit too fast for me to catch up. Anyways, feels good to see a well managed bar for once (ok, ok they could switch the tape they are playing every day).
This used to be the go to place for foreigners in the Zongbei area, food used to be solid, affordable, portions generous, and thanks to an English menu(!) it was voted best Sichuanese restaurant by the expat community in the past. The last couple of years however it followed the general trend of the industry and food quality went down a bit.
But the good news is after some renovation management seems to be back on top of things at least that's what we felt yesterday.
In fact the food preparation has been better than ever before, and Sichuanese cuisine can be so incredibly tasty if done well. And yes it was. I hope it stays that way. I know you can do it Yangyang.