There’s such a thing as terminal boredom, where you slowly wilt from inertia.
But I won’t die from that, because there are so many things to do online, like blogging with your eyes closed, ferinstance.
I was about to try that when a new msn messenger chat window opened, and it was my buddy the American-Chinese-Actor-based-in-Beijing-studying-Mandarin.
Dude!, he said.
Hey Joe, I said.
Dude, don’t call me Joe. I went to see a palmist and fortune teller and he’s told me to change my name, he replied.
So what’s your new name?
See my MSN nickname?
It says Li Zhaogeng (Joe Lee)
That’s it, dude. Call me that please.
OK, Li Zhaogeng (Joe Lee).
Yeah, it’ll bring me good fortune.
You bet it will. It means ‘your undies are showing’.
Are you shitting me??
Ask any Singaporean or Taiwanese, dude. But you’re in Beijing now, so it means something else, and you can always call yourself Joe again when you’re back here.
You’re full of shit.
You’re not gonna put it in your blog are you?