Date registered: November 9, 2009
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No I do not have a lot of time on my hands.
I just feel that I will vouch for a place that I have come to be fond of.
Its true its not packed like a can of sardines; thats the reason I go there. I can carry a decent conversation with mature people. The music's not too loud and they play the oldies that I like, Beatles, Marley, The Clash and so on.
I was a bit surprised why would a man quit lecturing and leave his tenure. At first I thought he lost his mind. He could have made ten times more than running the bar. But I found out he was tired of being a professor.
If you asked me I still think he's mad for leaving such a good job at a premier university; I know I wouldn't. But then again Chengdu has its draw. There's a local saying here, once you come you never want to leave, and trust me I am feeling everyday.
Its true that "no one" goes there; just regular pub goes who want a drink and have a chat. Its true they could improve. They could have a dance floor, but that's another story.
"Nothing English"? Probably you're right, I told them boss to do something about it; from what I know its not easy to get "English" stuff here in China. Know any good place to pick up "English" memorabilia? I'm sure they would appreciate it if you could tell where they can pick up such items.
Any ideas how to improve the place? If you do please do share? I will relay your ideas/suggestions to the boss.
"PREFERENCE, n. A sentiment, or frame of mind, induced by the erroneous belief that one thing is better than another. An ancient philosopher, expounding his conviction that life is no better than death, was asked by a disciple why, then, he did not die.
"Because," he replied, "death is no better than life." It is longer."
Ambrose Bierce quotes (American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914)
To go and dance, I would to go Jellyfish which is beside Cafe Panam. Panam's great to see old friends but I find it a bit too smokey for me. Not much ventilation imho. As for the big Chinese clubs I like Seven which is in Jiu yan qiao.