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Re: Drinking
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2007, 04:15:44 PM »

You know what's weird? The last few times I've been out on these business dinners/weddings/other type of functions where I expected to be subjected to an onslaught of baijiu or bad red wine, it was not the case!

I was over at a "mesh steel" conference in september where I had maybe 3 or 4 shots of baijiu and this past weekend, went to a wedding in Shijiazhuang where again, almost no one was drinking much.

I've been noticing the trend for a while now... anyone else notice that?
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Re: Drinking
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2007, 10:43:26 PM »
Not so far.  jjjjjjjjjj


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Re: Drinking
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2007, 12:48:23 AM »
One thing many foreigners do here that most Chinese don't is drink without ganbei-ing. If you are in a banquet situation, ganbei everytime you want to take a sip. It doesn't have to be the whole glass. The ganbei-er controls the amount. Be more aggressive and put a few of them under the table. If there are a few foreigners at the banquet, gang up on somebody like the FAO. Don't pick on the headmaster or party secretary unless you know it's ok but the FAO will HAVE to drink because his bosses are there. It's great fun to watch their face turn bright red and nearly explode. If it's lunch time and you are worried about classes in the afternoon, get the whole English department ripped.

Make them drink on your schedule not theirs.

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Re: Drinking
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2007, 03:11:03 PM »
You know, I don't give a sh*t if I lose face.  I guess this way, I don't lose face - you know, no fear!

Word up, brutha!  agagagagag

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Re: Drinking
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2007, 06:54:12 PM »
The Chinese have a saying: "Foreigners have no face". (the social pecking-order kind...)
So, what the hell... jjjjjjjjjj cccccccccc
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Re: Drinking
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2007, 07:31:00 PM »
We don't? But...hey...that gives foreigners carte blanche do be naughty, spit on the street, smoke wherever they want, shout loudly in restaurants...oh wait...
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Re: Drinking
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2007, 02:09:36 PM »
I keep looking in the mirror, and I definitely have a face...  amamamamam
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Re: Drinking
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2007, 09:28:25 PM »
i had fun the other night!

there were these 3 cute IT guys from the main office and we got really close..it was there last night the otehr night so they invited me and my other girlfriend to theri hotel and we had a drinik..twas the first after a long time of not drinking and i really hate hard liqours! bibibibibi
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Re: Drinking
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2007, 10:38:40 PM »
I hope you behaved yourself!! afafafafaf afafafafaf
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