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    Fatty liver infiltration!

    Made the move to the wondrous/pile of shite city that is Shanghai, after living in the coastal city of Xiamen for 10 years.

    Took some balls (for me), I've never been one for big cities. And this fucker is BIG - 24 million and counting.

    Anyways, seems the company that I'm working is serious about this gig, as they flew me back to SA to apply for a work visa, via HK (5 night stay in a 5 star hotel), then back to China (I'd been in China for the summer, but the visa was up).

    Singapore to SA, Cathay back. First time on Singapore - comfortable, but cruddy IFE. And Cathay back to China via HK had some butt ugly waitresses-in-the-sky this time around.

    They were nice enough to put me up for a night in a decent hotel (I told them I'd be jetlagged), but the next day was off for the health check. Fuck! Hotel buffet breakfast, and I had to fast for the blood test.

    Anyway - it was ridiculously straightforward. Took about an hour - BP, ECG, eyesight and hearing, general blood test, and a SONOGRAM.

    Got the results a week later - everything's A-OK, except they didn't pick up my ticker's arrhythmia.

    They did pick up 'Fatty Liver Infiltration'. Guess that's to be expected after boozing since I could reach the countertop and nick my dad's beer.

    Here's another guy's account. Same place (only place in Shanghai).

    http://http://www.expatica.com/hr/hr...eck_20565.html

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    Cut back on the pasta and pizza mate - then you can enjoy your beers a bit longer

    Say Hi to Manhattans for me -been too long!

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    Best of luck and I look forward to more Shanghai reports.

    Would also like to hear about "Xiamen."

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    Amoy jealous

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    drink better pisswewasser

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    In reverse reference:

    1. baldy - where the feck did you find that?

    2. d44 - you've been to Xiamen? You know the old skool name for it.

    3. Black Heart - I will report. And since I have the rep as the poorest trip poster (as per my SNV thread) I will do my best to flavour my threads with piccies. Google Xiamen (island) - probably the closest you're going to get to SEA lifestyle in China, besides Hainan island.

    4. pseudo - not much pizza and pasta, too much rice and noodles having lived in China and Taiwan for the last 13 years. Where's Manhattans? Places in China open and close like a Patpong lady's legs - often.

    Yeah, fuck, this place is a challenge. I'd like to beamed right into an Irish bar right now for the opening of the RWC. Way too fucking lazy for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas
    1. baldy - where the feck did you find that?
    GTA V - I was looking for the radio enema advert but no joy

    the radio stations are fcukin funny in GTA V

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas
    Fatty liver infiltration!
    Lip up fatty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas View Post
    3. Black Heart - I will report. And since I have the rep as the poorest trip poster (as per my SNV thread) I will do my best to flavour my threads with piccies. Google Xiamen (island) - probably the closest you're going to get to SEA lifestyle in China, besides Hainan island.
    Thanks.

    Hope you decide to do that.

    I'll google Xiamen island.

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