Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Thanks to Sandy for organizing the venue, Piggly-Wiggly bar in Nanluoguxiang.
Slideshow "Prologue" here.
It's also on Youku!
Update: also see: China Ultimate Players Association, Be Active for China
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
Babygirl is the 13th most popular password for Americans. For Beijing Ultimate's Baby Girl, it's the first most popular. His email is mofat115(at)gmail(dot)com. Hack away.
GOOGLE GROUPS POST OF THE WEEK:
Slideshow time (Tao, 1/19):
WHEN: Saturday, 10:30 p.m. (screening begins a bit after)
WHERE: Piggly-Wiggly bar (owned by Sandy's cousin) not far from north entrance of Nanluoguxiang. 北京登陆酒吧，南锣鼓巷黑芝麻胡同1号.
WHAT: 2009 Year-in-Review Slideshow LIVE SCREENING and other merriment
WHY: 10-kuai beers and half-price liquor. Also, because YOU are in the slideshow, most likely.
For folk who'd like to get dinner/hang out beforehand, let me know and we can organize a BCD(?) or game of caps at my place at Dongzhimen. All are welcome. If you don't know what caps is, why not?
Cast, in order of appearance:
*PROLOGUE*PARTS 1 and 2:
Case of Tsingdao
Zhao Yu (Apple)
Tina "Pnut" Yen
Andrew "Baby Girl" Moffat
(Mike "Nads" Narodovich)
Yao Guai (Nick Cheng)
(David "Blondie" Bergmark)
Zhi Jian (Xiaozhi)
Zhao Zhenming (Laozhao)
Zhang Huizi (Tracy)
Hao Yifan (Zhengzheng)
Wang Yao (Aurora)
(Panoy Delos Santos)
(Aya Larsen Su)
Donald De Bona
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Happy... how old are you anyway? (At Crescent Moon, Xinjiang restaurant)
At 2 Kolegas.
We'll give you one guess as to who won the limbo contest. (It wasn't Therese, and not Joe, though someone who may or may not be his brother.)
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Last night a group of us surprised Ellen at her apartment with cooking and a cake. Organized by Alicia, HHH and Jim were cooking with Ellen when Jeff, Gareth, Sandy, Alicia and I showed up unexpected. Then Kevin, Ace and Joe, Baby Girl and Leigh showed up. (Who's Lee? Ask Baby Girl.)
Fun and games ensued, and delicious pasta dinner and Park Hyatt cake with ice cream.
Friday, January 15, 2010
- More drinking
- More debauchery
- More Jim
- Am I being redundant? Then I am being redundant.
- More Betsy
- More pictures with an upgraded camera
- More tournaments
- More parties
- More of the same, and different
- And above all, more championships. We're calling it. You're on notice, Asia Ultimate.
PICTURES OF THE WEEK:
BCIS on Wednesdays from 7 to 9, the best pickup in town
GOOGLE GROUPS POST OF THE WEEK:
2010 is a new year for Betsy too: The Random Winter E-mail from Betsy, 1/15:
betsy cannot stand by any longer. she will not tolerate the public defiling of this great network of information that she alone has built and nurtured since the dawn of the internet. is she not even allowed a few months of peaceful solace to bronze her perfect suppleness in the south pacific paradise and be chased by glorious, rich, chiseled man-men? does she have to do everything around here?
RANDOM ITEM #1: The Weekly Schedule
Every Wednesday, Pick Up, 7-9, BCIS
Every Sunday, Pick Up, 1-3, Dulwich
betsy would like to point out that the pick up schedule is subject to change at alicia’s slightest whim. it is recommended that you check the group site every hour up to the day of pick up, and several times per minute in the final hours.
now is the time in the random email when betsy gives her shout outs and call outs. remember, you want to get shouted out, but you don't want to get called out. this week, everyone is either called out or shouted out. betsy offers a handy tool to determine which category you are in.
a shout out everyone who attends winter pickup.
a call out to everyone who does not attend winter pick up. no excuses*. examples of unacceptable excuses are listed, but not limited to, the following:
• it’s too cold.
• i have work to do.
• i’m out of town.
• i’m really lazy.
• i’m really fat.
• i have class.
• i teach class.
• i have no class.
• sandy won’t let me.
• my newborn baby needs me.
• i’d rather play caps.
• i’m too busy stroking my mandolin.
• i moved to kunming.
• my girlfriend is visiting.
• i have a boyfriend now.
• i don't really play, even in the summer.
• it’s too expensive.
• dulwich is too far from the subway.
• bcis is too close to the subway.
• i miss barbie too much.
• i broke my ankle/arm/hand/foot/back/wrist/neck.
• i sprained my ankle/shoulder/wrist/neck/knee.
• sunday is the lord’s day.
• wednesday is hump day.
• i’m always too drunk at that time.
• five ultimate shorts make me look fat.
• i’m new to beijing.
• i’ve been in beijing too long.
• i don’t live in beijing.
• i don’t like playing indoor.
• my man-boobs are embarrassing.
• i’m in sri lanka.
• i'm in sri lanka showing off my man-boobs.
• dulwich is too early in the day.
• bcis is too late at night.
• jim is too fast.
• everyone else is too slow.
• there aren't enough hot guys coming out.
• i already have plans.
• i’m sick.
• i'm embarrassed to shower next to gareth.
• i have a date.
• i prefer foosball.
• i have to see avatar every week at those times.
• i’m blogging.
• betsy hasn't been sending out the reminders.
*acceptable excuses are limited to the following:
• i’m spending a few months of peaceful solace to bronze my perfect suppleness in a south pacific paradise while being chased by glorious, rich, chiseled man-men.catch you on the field,
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
The best weekday pickup in town is at the Beijing City International School (7-9 p.m. 35 RMB a head (Chinese students get discounts) (北京乐成国际学校) Address: 77 Baiziwan Nan Er Road, Beijing 100022), as you can see from these pictures taken from a China Sport Magazine photographer last month:
Courtesy of Wang Dan 王丹
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
2009 was good to Beijing Ultimate, but 2010's going to be better, so I'm not going to bother with a year-in-review in words. Also, the slideshow will sum things up.
PICTURES OF THE WEEK (from Ellen's New Year's Eve gathering):
Photos courtesy of Therese
GOOGLE GROUPS POST OF THE WEEK:
Kevin Reitz in the thread, "Our favorite Jim Kirchhoff" (slim pickings this week):
He's not MY favorite Jim Kirchoff.
There was another, a long time ago, probably the greatest Jim Kirchoff that ever lived. That Jim Kirchoff used to eat sparkles and paste in preschool. He could color inside the lines like nobody's business. I only knew him shortly, but it felt like a lifetime. And he could fart on command. That was hilarious to a 5 year old..
But our Jim Kirchoff is easily second favorite. For now...
That is all.