Whee. I have PICS.
You can see them all at http://www.davelgil.com/china
- if you really care to trudge through them. Here are some of the more interesting ones.
Arnold, my boss's nephew who also works at the company. I hung around him most of the time, since he spoke the best english. He looks like a kid, but it's just a ruse. He used to be in the Beijing military, and knows a lot about martial arts. He taught me a few moves. I now know exactly how to defend myself if a guy grabs me by the right arm. If I'm grabbed by the LEFT arm, however, I'm screwed. :-o
We went to this strawberry patch for lunch once. This is me and Mr. Wang, the in-house QC (quality control) guy.
The strawberry patch was dirty and muddy, and my pants and shoes got real nasty. One of the workers there instantly set about cleaning me up. You can see by the look on my face how weirded out I was.
Me and Amy, the Mudd QC. She's funny. I liked hanging around Amy because she spoke perfect english, and we could get back at everyone else who only spoke Chinese around us.
Did you know that you can burn a piece of denim thread to determine its base color? Neither did I.
Hard at work, looking for defects.
This is Wing, who handles trimmings for all the garments (chains, hangtags, etc). She's a sweetheart, and laughs constantly (albeit, usually at me). One day, she took me to the factory canteen for lunch. I used chopsticks, she used a fork.
"I dub thee, Grace!" Me and the newly-named Grace Liu.