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I was looking forward to meeting another friend from the CWCF 2015, the Business Manager of of the Guangzhou Yonghong Watch Technology Development Co. Ltd and, concurrently, the Chief Supervisor/监事长 of the GZWCA, Lin Huiqiong (seen here as we discuss with Mr. Hui, in the white and black, in her main office.)
Coming up...sixty shots from the showrooms, or about sixty thousand words worth of photos from the Head Office display areas. The photos (apart from showroom wide shots) are Overfly, Eyki, Kimio, and then Jiusko.
After the photo shooting, Mr. Hui and I discussed what I'd seen today, and made plans for the day after tomorrow (I'd be in Shenzhen tomorrow), and then got together for a group shot with other Guangzhou Yonghong staff, before heading out to dinner with PR Officer Lang Liyan, and Business Manager and Chief Supervisor Lin Huiqiong.
I don't know the name of the restaurant, but it was lovely and the food rawked. Anyone who can read Hanzi will know. Feel free to please translate for me
And I'm including this shot because any time I get a nice photo of me with two smart women, I'm running with it
That was the end of watch and clock-related activities for the day, so after saying good night and copious thanks to my friends for the time together, and for the amazing hospitality, I was kindly provided a cab and got back to my B&B at about 10PM.
The thing is: sure, I was tired, some--but way more excited than tired.
My head was just rolling with new information and insights--and tomorrow was gonna be spent meeting up with Brad Green of EastWatchreview, and Ed Tse of HKED watches, in scenic Shenzhen, so I was way too stimulated to go to sleep. Karl was understanding and up for an outing, and offered to guide me to Guangzhou's evidently quite famous "Party Pier", also known as the Zhujiang Party Pier Beer Culture and Art Zone.
That sounded like...perfect. Here's some photos of the Party Pier...not that busy so late (11PM, now) on a Wednesday night, but perfect for a couple of quiet beers and some walking around Guangzhou photo taking...
So after hanging around the Pier grabbing a a couple of slow brews while listening to a few very skilled Chinese pop artists and some acts that covered western tunes, it was time to stroll back to the apartment, but not before visiting the kinda-famous 24 hour 1200 Bookshop, located in the basement floor of a nearby apartment and office complex. (Photos taken at 1:30AM, now April 12th)
The thing is, a man gets hungry so, we strolled home on a route taking us past the late night street vendors, and we got there about 3AM...
...Quite a night, so these last shots are from rest of the walk home.
Next installment: Shenzhen with Ed Tse and Brad Green, and a night at the very entertaining Cruise Inn, a landlocked and repurposed ex-cruise ship, now a high-end hotel at the Minghua Ship Sea World, Shekou, Shenzhen, Guangdong.
After I get back to Guangzhou from my overnight in Shenzhen, Mr. Hui and I are visiting the Shanghai Watch Factory production facilities in Guangzhou, as well as the Rarone Horological Institute watchmaking school attached to the Guangdong Light Industry College, and the production facilities of the Shangzhi Watch Industry Co, Ltd.
And Mr. Hui has a surprise for me, too......and that's all for tonight, folks
"That stone buddha deserves all the birdshit it gets. I wave my skinny arms like a tall flower in the wind." Ikkyu