Cool Kid Travels: I went to China and all I got was this lousy Obama tshirt, 100 pairs of "Ray-bans," and some grainy street art photos

Yeah, China was pretty fun.  Definitely not the human-rights abusing pit of despair you hear about in the news (although the internet censorship is annoying but trivially easy to subvert).  I even heard PBR referred to as “The People’s Beer,” which is just skull-fuckingly brilliant.  Also, if you are ever rolling around Hong Kong, there is a delicious vegan dim sum place on Electric rd @ Lau Sin.  The sesame fried dumplings are off the hook.

And check out a solid HK-based street art group/the best cool-kid culture blog imaginable, Start From Zero.  They even host a yearly ping-pong tournament, which should give this blog some inspiration.

13 Responses to “Cool Kid Travels: I went to China and all I got was this lousy Obama tshirt, 100 pairs of "Ray-bans," and some grainy street art photos”

  1. Mission Mistaken says:

    IMO there are essentially two kinds of great cities (of course, I think all cities, medium to large to jumbo, are great).

    The endless spread out ones (LA, Houston, London, Moscow, Atlanta) and the relatively tightly contained ones (SF, Amsterdam, Paris and yes, Hong Kong).

    Of the two types, I really love the latter. I think they are physically more beautiful for one thing. That Hong Kong harbor is not from this planet beautiful.

    When you’re in it, Hong Kong feels like something you have adorned yourself with — you’re truly “in” it.

    And the food…

  2. sally says:

    I love reading about China on a blog that’s devoted to a neighborhood in San Francisco. Not. Isn’t that what your Tumblr is for, Kevin?

  3. condoleeza says:

    “Definitely not the human-rights abusing pit of despair you hear about in the news…”

    Oh, so you toured some prisons while you were there? You might want to alert the State Department of your findings.

  4. greg says:

    I’m embarrassed for you. Lame commentary.

  5. chalkman says:

    I wonder if they take your corneas and kidneys, and place your relatives in reeducation camps if you get caught making “street art” in China?

  6. Bob Dole says:

    God forbid yuppies and hipsters starting gentrifying China.

  7. This Blog Has Gone South says:

    Great, you went to China. What does this have to do with the Mission? This blog has gone into the toilet and Kevin’s writing is the biggest turd in the bowl.

  8. travis says:

    well, wherever you go, make sure to take pictures of whatever stickers are around so the internet can be told of it

  9. matt says:

    What’s this? A carefully curated comparison of the street art of a micro-community in San Francisco with analogous urban expression in China? Why, this won’t do at all. I hate when my own neighborhood is juxtaposed with the conventions of another in a purposely ambiguous manner that invites intra-cultural dialogue. I hereby demand a refund of all the money that I pay to read Mission Mission.

    Srsly though, yes to a ping-pong tournament.

  10. How dare you make Mission transplants pull their heads out of their navels for even one second, Kevin.

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