my interest is purely scientific

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 in china, food | 3 Comments

I take no pleasure in life. Breezy days with the perfect balance of clouds and sun, the gentle winds stirring the light dappled leaves on hundred-year-old elms and oaks, are ugly and dumb. Somewhere else, something is dying. You should remember that. I hate everything. Some of the things I hate in alphabetical order: alphabets; ...

vending machine

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 in food, shanghai, signs | No Comments

In the extremely clean subway station waiting for the train, I spotted a vending machine. I wasn’t hungry but I like candy (like might not be a strong enough word…maybe destroy is better), so I thought I’d see what was inside. The pictures don’t capture the entire machine, but you get a good idea of ...