A Night With Ly and Wang
Trip Start Dec 26, 2003
94Trip End Mar 28, 2005
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"We are friends," they yell, "Cheers! Hoshi! Drink!"
The communication is the great part, so much can be said without words.
Ly starts to spit on the floor, then makes a vomiting type sound, rubs his thumb and first
finger together in the international money symbol and then says, "Yingguo." (England). I had to guess what he might mean. I was stumped. What could he mean? Are people so rich in England that they vomit money? Something wealth related? Then it clicked, "Do they have a spitting fine in England?" was what he was asking me. The government is trying to get people to stop the widespread Chinese habit of spitting anywhere & everywhere.
Now imagine Michael Aspel on Give Us A Clue handing that on a card to Lionel Blair and saying, "Go on Lionel mime that one......."
They feed me on something that looked like a black pudding (blood sausage) kebab on a skewer, but it being China could as easily have been pig's rectum. Yum.