I Asked for the Loan of a Laptop
Very funny, Li. I took the Northern Express to China this week for a change of scenery and to possibly get my Chinese friends to cough up some of the socialist brotherly aid they have been cagey with lately.
I could not take my desktop machine on the trip, and thought the travel blog bug might bite on my journey, so I impinged on my hosts for some internet access and perhaps a laptop computer. What a tight bunch...they call Koreans the Irish of Asia; well, the Chinese must be the Scots, then, because I was advised to stick all journals on a floppy and my hosts would post them for me. I was not born yesterday! I know Blogger is locked down tighter than a 12-year old Xingdao virgin when the Fleet is in. I had this couried back to Sinuiju by my most trusted aide to post to my account. I know no funny business will go on, because my aide's family is warm in the Embrace of the Party...and it's quite chilly in Chongjin this time of year.