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Ron Lussier 3 months ago
Everywhere you go in China you will see meat and laundry hanging in unexpected places. From trees, fences, subway station railings... anywhere a wire hook can be attached, you will find both panties and meat products drying in the open air.… Read More
Ron Lussier 3 months ago
On Saturday January 25th Guoliang & Xián are married. And by that I mean that they are already legally married, as marriage in China is sealed with a government license and nothing else. On the previous day their marriage was registered with the state, and thus legal everywhere.But tod… Read More
Ron Lussier 3 months ago
Arriving at a spa for a post-banquet midnight massage, we're offered as a complimentary 'gua sha' or 'baguan' treatment. Sorin and Heather have gone home, so it's just Guoliang, Bobby and I. Guoliang tells us that baguan involves applying flaming glass spheres to the back, and results in your… Read More
Ron Lussier 3 months ago
After a long but uneventful 10-hour flight, Bobby and I land in Shanghai.  Our friend Guoliang (国梁) is getting married, and we're here to attend his wedding. In California that would be a simple thing, but this is China, and Guoliang is gay. His parents have been pressuring him to marry, Guoli… Read More
Ron Lussier 3 months ago
At 10pm the driveway of the San José Marriott is blocked with a large crowd of tigers, marmots, weasels, and dragons. Some of them are smoking, others are simply hanging out. Dan and Bobby arrived at the hotel earlier that day, and they are waiting for me in the crowd, slowly guiding me into a… Read More