Late yesterday afternoon, the 2006 World Historical City
Expo opened with a grand ceremony in Nanjing in front of
the 600-year old city gate built in the Ming Dynasty. In
the sound of inverted bells and drum ruffles coming from
the watch towers, a pair of fire arrows shot to the ancient
city wall, and in the air the cold flame shaped two Chinese
characters that read: "Welcome" (欢迎).
After the ritual, a fleet of boats decorated in a traditional
manner were rowed ashore by girls in the costume of classic
Boat Lady the Qinhui River (秦淮船娘), picking up PIVs that included
the 53 city mayors from home and overseas. On the bank by
an ancient bridge, young men began playing erhu (二胡) Spring
in Jiangnan (江南春), and children started dancing to the
tune of Song of Flowering Landerns (花灯谣). By the
time the boats arrived before the Confucius Temple, 60 lads
approached the VIP at measured pace of the antiquated fashion
to present an embroidered brocade.
Nanjing city has about 2,500 years of history and was a
capital for six dynasties, namely East Wu, East Jin, Song,
Qi, Liang, Chen and Ming.
I’ll Pay You 10 Yuans to Attend a
But Male Only
A university student in China put up a job advertisement
saying: "Looking for someone willing to attend lectures,
10 yuans for a session, male only."
Why male only? Because the boss is male. Why does it matter?
Because the employee is hired to be the impostor of the employer
to answer teacher’s roll call, so the boss himself can travel
to other city to work for someone else.
Pretty smart, hie?
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