The band finished work at 11:30 pm and decided to hit the town. We heard there was a live band playing somewhere, and one of the M’s brought his horn and we all set off to find a jam session. We went to two British pubs with no luck. They were filled with Caucasians, it was like stepping into a different country. We lost S to other pursuits, and ended up at a Karaoke bar.
They welcomed us, and put us at a table right in the middle of the room. We met the locals. They were awesome. They taught us dice games, and dice shaker tricks (of which I became the master) They were drinking Chivas and Green Tea (cold) by the pitcher. Wow, two of my favourite drinks in one. It was confusing, and good all at once. I was torn – is it a shame to mix good whisky with green tea?
Karaoke was ongoing, and I was the first of my group to hit the stage. We eventually put a stop to the Karaoke for 15 minutes while we grabbed the stage and played some jazz for them. M on trumpet, other M on bongos, and me on their keyboard.
They offered us a gig for next time we’re back. For free Chivas and Green Tea, of course!
The next morning I was supposed to wake up early to watch Tai Chi in the park with S. After coming in at 4am unfortunately I missed the 7am Tai Chi. It’s a shame.. But perhaps next time.
At 10:30 am I went to explore the town. I found Carlos in the mall, and he came with. We ran into S and he came, too.
The park was beautiful. Carlos, who probably would not have left the mall, was amazed. “If this is China, why do they need to come to Argentina? Why don’t they just come to Hong Kong?”
He explains how tanker ships filled with Chinese refugees have landed in Argentina. It’s a familiar story.
The countdown to the Beijing Olympics begins. I guess we will see more of that when we are in Beijing.
I was feeling ambitious, and decided to take charge of the sight seeing. I really wanted to see the Flower Market. We hopped on a Subway Train.
I took a short trip to Hong Kong island yesterday – here is a picture of the HSBC tower. I don’t know much about it but apparently it was built to be disassembled so all the wiring and stuff is on the outside. I would google it if I had better internet access. Note on the right of the picture another wonderful green space.