N43E84 @ confluence.org

四年后突然想起来那个踩整数点的网站叫什么了(我以前搜过一堆GPS integer之类的关键字都没找到。。。):confluence.org。匆匆把当年踩巴音布鲁克的帖子翻译了几段贴上去,正在审批ing。

N43E84 @ confluence.org
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N43 E84, Bayanbulak Grassland, Xinjiang, China

The point locates about 3.5km away from the nearest road - G217 national highway. The 1089km long "national" highway is just a stony path in this section. The way acrosses mountains, and it was interrupted due to road slides so we had to push the cars over the stones when I came to Bayanbulak two days ago. Anyway it's only 10km from the village, so I could put the backpack in the village, hitched a local truck to the nearest roadside (N42.58'19" E84.1'20"), and took the short tour.

I crossed two fences in the way. It seems I walked over a range, but there's no sheep, cow or any people in this season. After 50 minutes I got the point. It's about 2500m in altitude above sea level. I could see the snow mountains very clearly.

It was not a very happy walking. The scene was definitely beautiful. On the grassland there were many wild flowers. Some brooks hided in the grass until you found them 5 meters away. The water flowing from the mountains was clean and sweet... The problem was, in this dry hot summer, every minute walking on the grassland, there were always more than 10 huge flies around me. Their noise drove me crazy. Sometimes I killed all of them near the brook, but one minute later I was rounded by another lot.

Aug 29, 2009

好吧主要原因是土人我还没习惯 Sep 29, 2009 这样的日期表述从而对其中的字母无视,又或许是潜意识里就没想到军部的办事效率如此拖沓,总之我刚刚一大早就去面试了,被鄙视回来。

几天来都在想这种左道,乃至连其它简历都没怎么好好投,总有些又回到了当年拥Schlumberger时的错觉,把很多心情寄托在一个很不靠谱的貌似shortcut上。个么可以静一静了,先去买那个两年合同的预送手机。

上一次类似的英语乌龙是从Siliguri坐火车到Delhi的时候,弄混了 5pm 和 5am (这个至今我也要盘算一下才反应过来),碰巧这两个时间都有去Delhi的车,只不过前者十几小时后者五十几小时,然后我为了赶凌晨的车,夜半在乡间铁路上漫步,然后人生中迄今唯一一次成功被抢劫,和警察发飙整夜,最终绝望地冲上车,一天后发觉车速不对,然后更加绝望。

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征兵面试处离Parramatta社区中心不远,旁边是步行街中间穿插着教堂Town Hall小花园,很有些国内小城市欧式风情街的味道。Town Hall在举行仪式,为庆祝越南国庆,越南某将军和Parramatta区长共升两国国旗。之前有澳洲土著暖场,大家衣冠楚楚看猴戏状。

不得不说这个唯一和美国赖在一起不加入京都议定书的发达国家资源浪费实在严重。超市里疯狂散发塑料袋,油价不高,家家水龙头拧开就是热水,连街边随便发的小旗子,都是华丽的小木棒旗杆。

总觉得日子有些不对劲,回来查,原来越南国庆是 Sep 2, 1945。

1963年8月29日,中共中央主席毛泽东在北京发表声明,反对美国侵略越南南方和屠杀越南人民的暴行。中国人民援越抗美的斗争进入一个新的阶段。