Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Additions

You might remember the photos of the green tents as well as the photo of the tent that was foamed over for insulation. They finally got around to foaming all of the green tents. They even foamed over the roofs of our office building. All of the buildings look like they are covered in a foam-colored snow.

There is also a new barber shop in "town". It is quite large, with about 6-8 barber's chairs. I got a haircut there a few days ago and those guys go all out, they take their time but they want to make sure they do it right, and don't rush just to get more haircuts in so that they can make more money.

There is also a new shop that features some off-brand/fake brand electronics (I have seen names like Della and Braon, with logos almost exactly like Dell and Braun), DVDs of movies still in theatres, DVDs of US TV shows, and even custom-tailored suits. Every time I go there someone is trying to convince me that I need a suit, and not just a suit but that I need it now, in the middle of summer, with 6 more months until I head home. I must admire their entrepreneuring spirit though.

1 comment:

  1. Just an FYI. Some of those pirated DVD's that you can get for really cheap over there are horrible quality. When Perry was over there, he bought us what they said was the entire Disney collection on DVD. It was like 30 discs with 6 movies on each disc. They are really grainy and bad quality. Most of the movies aren't even what they say they are. We found Beavis and Butthead and a bunch of other crap in the "collection." Just wanted to let you know in case you were tempted to spend the money. It's really NOT worth it.