You: good evening
Stranger: are you in London?
Stranger: where else is it evening
Stranger: hong kong
You: where are you from?
Stranger: i thought chinese could not use this vehicle. I am fond of Shanghai
You: so,where are you from?
Stranger: I guess they can not use it
You: use what?
Stranger: i thought Chinese could not communicate thru the computer to the use…unless you are on formosa
You: why do you thind like that?
Stranger: because it seemed to appear in the newspapers that Chinese info was monitored by the government — even U.S. advertising]\
You: maybe sometimes
You: sometimes you are wrong
Stranger: where are you in china tho I really have been nowhere but Beijng, Shanghai, the terra cotta warriors and a city that makes silk
You: Nanchang,the jiangxi province
You: why don’t you tell me where are you from?
Stranger: unfortunately that does not help me becuse there are so many large cities in china — I said the USA.
Stranger: I have been to Shanghai four times, but that is the most
You: i like the houston rockets
Stranger: I am from chicago and we like the bullls
You: do you like basketball?
Stranger: no, i really prefer baseball and football (american style).
Stranger: and hockey
You: Jordan is the hero of chicago,am i right?
Stranger: yes, but now he lives in N.C. — I played golf with him once
Stranger: yes, i was lucky.
You: sounds good!
Stranger: he likes to gamble too hi for me
You: i can’t believe it
Stranger: i cant imagine how much he loses each year on gambling
You: what’s your job?
Stranger: corporate president
You: he have so money
You: i can’t believe you say
Stranger: yes he does that he can only get a thrill by gambling hi espeically since his divorce
You: how do you think Obama,your president
Stranger: so far so good — I am just worried that he has no experience in managing anything during this life — and he suddenly cant become a good manager
You: so,John McCain?
Stranger: McCain was last in his class at the Naval Academy and really never did anything viable except being kept as a prisoner of war. I prefer smart people
Stranger: yes he is — but he may break the company — and then the USA will need more Chinese money
You: yes.need more
Stranger: Without money from China the country would probably fail today
You: The Chinese government bought a lot of U.S. treasury bonds
You: The United States remains the world’s most powerful countries
Stranger: yes…and the country needs the moneyy — however, China also needs the sales they make in the USA
Stranger: Eventually China will replace the USA as the worlds most powerful country
You: so how do you think India?
You: i think need a long time
Stranger: Indians tend to think in black and white. To become important one has to consider the grays I do not believe Indians can do it.
You: You are very erudite
You: oh ,it’s raining now
Stranger: no, i just spend a long time with the economy
You: a big company?
Stranger: No I own lots of small corporations
You: Transnational corporations?
You: oh?sounds good
Stranger: One has 56 offices around the world with Japan being second to the USA.
You: Transnational corporations?
Stranger: yes in the case of that one company — the rest go as far as Canada and stop
You: afere job,what’s your favourite?
Stranger: I tried to put an office in Shanghai — but I could not get past the governmetnal officials.
You: Perhaps they need to bribe?
Stranger: i suspect that was so. I was told it would cost me a million dollars in bribes, but I just dont believe that there are some honest people around
You: Quite widespread corruption in China
Stranger: well, that was my only experience besides travel to china 4 times
You: how do you put an office in China?next
Stranger: who knows – i collect art — but I could never tell fakes in China from the real.
Stranger: no office
You: always no?always?
You: China is a big market
Stranger: i wanted one of those paintings that look three dimensional but are not — but I could not tell what I was being offered
You: You do not want to invest in
Stranger: investment is a gamble
Stranger: investment if you are thousands of miles away is a bigger gamble
You: maybe your can learn something like Jordan
Stranger: jordan always loses long run
You: what’s the weather today?
You: many mosqurates in here.so i can’t sleep
Stranger: i live with water on my property but no mosquitoes
You: it’s very hot .but rainning now .
You: do you like music?
Stranger: it is a lovely day here — no I have little interest in music
You: can you tell me your company’s name?
Stranger: of course not — and there are many
You: i have little inresting on that
You: my english is poor
Stranger: no, it is very good
Stranger: I would never think you were from China
Stranger: because your english is so good
You: thanks.but i’m really from China
Stranger: i always believe what people tell me
You: i think i’m too young
Stranger: too young for what
You: many things i don’t know.
Stranger: many things everyone does not learn
You: i have no job,no car,no girlfriend,and no everything
Stranger: so you will get them one byone
Stranger: of course you will, everyone always think the right thing will occur
You: i hope i can get a good job when i graduation.
Stranger: you will
Stranger: just dont take the first offer unless it is great
You: i’m very happy talk with you
Stranger: it has been interesting
Stranger: but there is no way it can be repeated
You: what’s your favourite super star?
You: yes ,i agree.
Stranger: i dont have a super star
You: i think your favourite super star is yourself
You: am i right?
Stranger: no, i am just pleased with what i have achieved
You: so,do you have childrens?
Stranger: 5 children, 21 grandchildren — we have no restrictions here
You: but China have
Stranger: more children make for a happier household
You: Do you support the war in Iraq?
Stranger: originally – not now
You: i think i can call your children brother or sister
Stranger: if you wish
You: what’s your name?
You: nice to meet you ,fred
Stranger: yes, and yours
You: you can call me Mr ye.
Stranger: the head of my san francisco office is chinese, and his name is jess
You: oh?sounds good.
Stranger: he is very good
>You: there are many Chinese in san francisco
Stranger: yes and maybe more in Vancouver
You: i like Kobe sometimes,a super star in NBA.
Stranger: dont think he will make it
You: do you like watch TV?
Stranger: just shows
You: or another
Stranger: seldom watch news or movies
You: i like watch news
Stranger: well it is almost 3, and I will have to go
You: can you speak Chinese?
Stranger: not at all — Americans have no linguistic abilitie
You: good luck
Stranger: you too
You: can you give me your MSN?
Stranger: what is msn
You: like address
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