I was talking to someone the other night about rugby. I can't remember why, but he said he'd just seen "Invictus", at the local cinema. So I decided I would go. I think it's another one where there might be an Oscar at stake. The local cinema has found a way of packing the customers in: it charges $3 to see slightly older films.
The I had a strange experience on the way back. The radio was playing a tune, I think it must be called "Big Locomotive Number 99", and it whisked me straight back to a night at the Rockbridge Mountain Music Festival, near Glasgow VA. I think I last heard it in a jam session on the camp site in the dead of night, and I thought it might be the same group. But it wasn't. It was a really pleasant memory to recall.
Later that night, I did a pub crawl, just to look longingly at the beer pumps. A young lady came in, dressed in the uniform of the Chinese Army (sort-of, all khaki with red bits, and that funny hat). She was looking for a party, and was directed downstairs. We assumed it was a fancy-dress party, but then several other people turned up looking for the same party, and they were all dressed normally. There was much hilarity at the bar wondering if maybe she dressed like that all the time.
Some people were a bit disparaging about China. Despite having only had soda water, I had some fun pointing out that not only does China make everything they buy here, it lends them most of the money to buy it.