Saturday, July 29, 2006

Exhausted Saturday - Cosplay / Game Expo

Today was a fun day; one of my coworkers in SH office suggested to head to the annual cosplay / game expo which is only opened for 3 days. We met up really early; took the subways and taxi to PuDong. The subways were vey crowded as usual, and i could feel the sweat dripping throughout my body, but to make things worst; there were lots of people at the expo today. There was no AC as we lined up in the scorching heat packed with people that were less than 1 feel apart. So after lining up for like 40mins, we were finally allows inside only to find ourselves being greeted by around the same number of people who were lining up - this brings me to the point again that there is a lack of planning and system here in China - tickets are being sold for $$$ but I doubt that the number of attendants was taken account into. If someone fell down, it would've turned into an ugly stampede - good thing that didn't happed. Anyways, the wait was worth it as there were lots of cool booths and pretty girls. I even got a chance to take a pic with ATI Ruby! ha ha ha...
Got to note that most (~85%) of the local guys here are pretty shy and are afraid to ask for pics and just sneakily take pictures from afar; it was funny seeing some of them drop their jaws as they saw me just run up and talked with the girls for a picture. I guess the culture between Canada and China is still different afterall despite being a very Chinese oriented guy myself - due to my family and friends. It was fun yet very tiring as we left around 3:00 and headed back to the subway station. We even had to cancel our plans of basketball tmr as well since all of us are exhausted and have sore feet... ha ha ha

6 comments:

Doc to be: Henry said...

So, as you were taking pics, did you happen to write down some phone numbers from the girls too? I see the cosplay girls are pretty!!

akaie said...

Glad to hear that SH ATI has minimal impact from AMD's acquistion as your job won't be affected. I don't know enough to judge if it is good or bad for you. As for me, it is definitely good because its stock price rose over $2 in a day. I've been waiting long.. haha
Good that I'm not a guy.. I can see the guys reading your blog/pictures must be jealous of you :).. The penguin is so cute, is the girl holding it your coworker (she's cute as well)? In the future, will there be ATI booth or AMD booth?

Edmund Lee said...

Damn, my mandarin isn't up to speed yet so even if I write down some phone numbers; i would be stumbling over the phone... ha ha

Yeah, I guess I will take some time for AMD-ATI to do an assessment as to what changes they need to make. I'm glad to hear that your stocks are rising... U are my boss now (shareholder)... ha ha, and you will have to treat me for dinner when I come over lu... lol. Nah, I wish the penguin girl was my coworker^^ Interestingly, I didn't see any AMD booths this time, maybe ATI was sent as their representative... lol

Keith said...

First thing that came into my mind - Densha Otaku

AJEYA RAO said...

:-) Nice pictures

Doc to be: Henry said...

Stumbling about mandarin eh? You can still use SMS man! U just need to learn how to type chinese in the little keypad on the phone. haha