Tuesday, October 9, 2012

June 1; Happy Children's Day!

Day 117
For the Comparative Literature class that I'm taking, each group has the chance to present their cultural findings with the class after doing their cultural experience. This week, Tanjin's group was presenting. She went to watch Peking Opera with her group, oh joy. There was way too much Peking Opera stuff in that two hours. Although my eyes were hardly on the presentation, Tanjin presented like the bauss/baws/boss she is!
lunch - yumm!
Veggie Burger = 15 RMB ( ~$2.50 CND)

 After lunch, Cat and I journeyed to the 798 District (Chinese version on Kensington) to get key chains with the subway stop that we stayed near (Xi'erqi). When we got there, we found out they were sold out. Such a bummer! I think it's a good time to remind you that I live in the middle of nowhere. Someone buying a Xi'erqi station keychain is like someone buying a Bessarion (Toronto reference) station key chain. Really, who wants one? At least we got to check out the art zone again.
Oh yes, also today was Children's Day. Kids usually get special treatment from their family today and my students had a half day school. 

The family got together at the Canadian bar, The Box for dinner.
No one actually has a tattoo, it was just a fun sign they put up.
The service was amazing although wait time was a bit longer than other places... but with the bar dog (Hulio) and free movies made it totally worth it. I tried their poutine and it was actually satisfying.
Poutine = 35 RMB (~$5.50CND)

Earlier this week, TanG suggested we go to Destinations to celebrate children's day and that's exactly what we did.
Photo Cred: Tanjin
party gang plus Zhang!
Photo Cred: Tanjin
Cover fee: 60 RMB
Comes with a free drink and their special for children's day was a badge with a red scarf.
I'm not gonna lie, I was really excited for the red scarf. We entered and saw a whole bunch of well dressed dudes and a bar with shelves full of stuffed animals. There were a lot of nice loungish areas, a decent sized dance floor, and tacky music but the vibe was fantastic.
Flaming Lamborghini 
drinking his Lamborghini
Once in a while, dancers would go on stage to their degrading thang. A really interesting experience.
 Oh, if you haven't guessed yet, Destination is a gay club.

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