Last night we all went go karting once again in Gongbei! The experience was equally exhilarating as last time although I find myself lamenting the lack of propositions to engage in halotry – perhaps I looked considerably less desperate this time around. Who knows.
Let’s do this chronologically, though.
Before go karting, we, i.e. myself, Jamie, Leo, Nicolas, James and Andy(Andrea) met up at Alain’s Belgium Beer Bar (A’S BBB) to enjoy a few bottles of scrumptious Belgian beer along with some over-due dosage of western gastronomy. I had the most deliciously sweet beer ever. I would compare it to … nothing. Perhaps it is better described as what Willy Wonka would brew in his factory. I can just image the fat German kid aka Augustus Gloop downing the illustrious Belgian brew from the quaint waters (beer?) of the alcoholic paradise candy river. Yes, it was that good.
Most of us had a delightful pizza which was surprisingly lusciously toothsome. Although a no-contender compared to a real, fresh Italian pizza, the pizza at Alain’s was, nevertheless, legit.
When it came to paying the bill, however, the tides changed. Our favourite advertising/media firm Delta Bridges had a profile of Alain’s on their website and had a large image proclaiming that there was 30% off all alcohol from 17.30 to 20.30 EVERY NIGHT! The discount, however, was seemingly nonexistent! We pushed for it but the manager claimed that it was only valid for one type of beer. NB: the ad said ALL alcohol. After we pushed some more, the cheque went down again but for an apparently random amount.
Brief review of Alain’s: delicious food, illustrious beer and lacklustre management.
GOKARTING, as previously stated, was wonderful. It was Leo’s FIRST TIME EVER driving any type of vehicle and I must say that he managed quite well. After the first round, Jamie was 1st and I was 2nd. The second round, however, was a bit bizarre. During the first round I had noticed that they were wielding the frames of some gokarts together and I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of driving one of these polished turds for my second round. What a disaster. The car kept spinning out and was just plain crazy. Moreover, on my last lap, my brakes stopped working and I smashed into a barrier at the first bend. Wonderful.
Damn you, polished jalopy turd.
A typhoon is coming to Zhuhai. JOY!
Write to you all on Monday
PS – Make sure to check out the pictures along with the score cards from last night in the gallery!