Thursday, October 01, 2009
Ok - here is my first attempt at a Lobao-inspired movie.. Boris is 23, one of 23 children, from Togo, and doing everything he can to get to England, Australia, or some other English speaking country so he can study English full time.. it's a long, long story - but the gist of it is - things are very much up in the air. He came to China because it's easier to get visas here than it is in Togo - after a lot of ups and downs - his brother is finally here to (hopefully) get the visa stuff figured out.. the clock is ticking..
I think most of it will make sense, but by way of background, the first area is Tiananmen/the Forbidden City (where people were jumping at the chance to get a picture with him). The first restaurant section is me, Boris, a guy from Morocco, and a girl from the Congo - it's mostly in French - but they just told Boris what he had been doing with his chopsticks (hitting them against his plate) means "I'll kill you" in Chinese.. he had no idea.. and they told him there was probably a big group of Chinese guys waiting for him outside the restaurant. The second restaurant scene is the restaurant across from my apartment that we eat at every day. Enjoy!
Posted by PAT at 6:48 AM