Clearly this blog posting does not come from the erudite, sophisticated and elegant Terry. Rather, it comes from the thick, plebian, slovenly Geoff. Nevertheless, once you have heard my explanation, you may understand. I took the attached video 9 days ago while we were in Shanghai. It has taken me that long to reformat, break down and upload the three parts of it so that you might see what we did that afternoon. When one uploads videos to WordPress from China, one is at the whim of the VPN (technological stuff no one out there needs or cares to understand). When the VPN blinks off – even for a second or two, one must start the upload all f*&^ing over again and get down on one’s knees and start the praying as well. Part two alone of this compilation takes approximately 4 hours to upload – imagine the chances of the VPN blinking off even once over that period.
Anyway, here are Parts One, Two and Three. Some thoughts: #1 – It may be that they need to buffer, so you may wish to start part one, go away have a cup of coffee then come back and watch it and then do the same with parts two and three – forget the coffee – have wine; that’s what I’m doing. The second time through it goes MUCH smoother #2 – I suggest you click on the small arrows on the bottom right of the video to make it full screen. #3 – Please forgive the actual filming – done by an amateur on a small camera – next time I’ll be better. #4 – This was not an unusual occurrence – you can get these cooked/raw food markets anytime in any city in China. BTW – I was going to add the theme from The Streets of San Francisco, but a) it wasn’t all recognizable and b) can you imagine how long THAT would have taken me!! Finally, before you ask, I have NO IDEA what the guy in video 1 is saying. (Terry’s interpretation is “Buy a scarf, buy a scarf.”)
PS – For Nancy only – f*&^ing really means frigging (Honest!!)