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    Hey, all!

    Hey, Foosters! Despite a few posts here and there, it feels like it's been ages. Hopefully I'll be able to spend a bit more time here from now on. This whole move to Shanghai has been nuts, though mostly in a good way. It has meant that I am discovering the wonders of the 12-hour workday, but the people are great, the work is generally interesting, and my bike fits perfectly under my desk. Unfortunately, the biking in the city here kinda sucks. This weekend will be my first proper weekend here (the first one I had to work, the second one I had to fly back to pick up all my stuff that I didn't have the time to move the first time around), so I hope to be able to explore more of the city than my unfortunately brief commute allows. I extend an open invitation* to all Foosters to come and visit if you have the chance!

    *Definition of "open invitation" is subject to change

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    but pandas are so cute...why cant we hug them?
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    Glad to hear the move went well.

    How long is your commute?

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    hey! welcome back!

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    Thanks! The commute is short enough that measuring it would probably depress me. If I hit all green lights, I would probably take 5-7 minutes. Downtown Shanghai is awfully compact and efficient

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minesbroken
    but pandas are so cute...why cant we hug them?

    Cuz this is what happens: Today's tip: Don't hug a panda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    Cuz this is what happens: Today's tip: Don't hug a panda.
    right! no panda hugging...got it
    grizzlys look kind of cute
    oh welcome back by the way and congrats on your move.
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    Hey welcome back. Good to hear all is well. d(^.*)
    Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er

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    I was missing you goobers.
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    Goobs, welcome back! You missed the casting call.

    You must have one hela big desk or tiny bike that it fits UNDER your desk!

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    What's Up?! Good to have you back!
    Just Do It..

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    I was afraid you were shanghaied.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Heyyyy!!!!! Shanghai surprise!

    Hit me with a PM. I want all the glorious boring details!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    Hey, Foosters! Despite a few posts here and there, it feels like it's been ages. Hopefully I'll be able to spend a bit more time here from now on. This whole move to Shanghai has been nuts, though mostly in a good way. It has meant that I am discovering the wonders of the 12-hour workday, but the people are great, the work is generally interesting, and my bike fits perfectly under my desk. Unfortunately, the biking in the city here kinda sucks. This weekend will be my first proper weekend here (the first one I had to work, the second one I had to fly back to pick up all my stuff that I didn't have the time to move the first time around), so I hope to be able to explore more of the city than my unfortunately brief commute allows. I extend an open invitation* to all Foosters to come and visit if you have the chance!

    *Definition of "open invitation" is subject to change
    Is the beer good there?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    I was missing you goobers.
    Aww, thanks... I was missing you, too! ((hugs))

    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Goobs, welcome back! You missed the casting call.

    You must have one hela big desk or tiny bike that it fits UNDER your desk!
    I saw that thread! Oh well, next time...

    If I were to tell you that the bike under my desk is a penny-farthing, what would you think? Not that it necessarily is, but it MIGHT be....

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    What's Up?! Good to have you back!
    Thanks! Good to be back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    I was afraid you were shanghaied.


    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Heyyyy!!!!! Shanghai surprise!

    Hit me with a PM. I want all the glorious boring details!
    Will do -- I'll tell you ALL about the moving company

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gear Jammer
    Is the beer good there?.
    There is a Shanghai beer called "Reeb". Look at that word closely and tell me whether a beer with this name could taste good.

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    'sup GoobChoob! :wave:
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    Good to hear from ya!
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    Hey, KT!

    I go away for a few weeks and Jason's not just a mod, but a head of cabbage again!

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    Just ate, thanks

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    12 hour days? Isn't that considered banker's hours in China?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lecterman
    12 hour days? Isn't that considered banker's hours in China?
    Yes, and that's why they're going to take over the world . I don't mind so long as they let me keep my bike and guitar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    There is a Shanghai beer called "Reeb". Look at that word closely and tell me whether a beer with this name could taste good.
    After the first few, don't they all taste the same?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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