Guiyang Private Movies

A new movie house has opened that caters to private groups. It has a large variety of movies available, including new releases. There are five private rooms with screens, couches, and even mattresses. An ideal place for a private party of two to twelve. It is in the Huaguoyuan Center, right above the public cinema on the 32nd floor.

If you want to book a room for a private party, it costs 68 rmb for a two hour movie. If you want six hours, it would be 204 rmb, and so on. You can call Mr. Wang at 13511973753 to get more information or to book a room. The photos below show more about the place:

Trouble in Ray’s Library

Last year I helped save a library from abandonment when Ray fell ill and had to leave China for the USA . . . see Ray’s Library . The library was moved into storage, but unfortunately, there was a leak in the roof of the new storage room. We lost five or ten percent of the books to mold and pages that are glued together. I was able to save several books by laying them out in the sun.

We have thrown out some books and elevated others in the hope of saving the rest of the library. We even attempted an interior repair of the roof, but I am not particularly impressed with the workmanship.

Finding the PSB (Revisited)

Last year I posted detailed instructions, with colored glossy photos explaining how to take a bus to find the Public Security Bureau, more specifically the Exit and Entry Administrative Service Bureau ( Original Post  ). So I should have been able to find that place fairly easily. WRONG!

If you go to the Bureau, you will find it behind the Walmart as described in the post, however, when I went there on the 14th of this month (Sept 2016) there was massive construction on the southwesterly side of the shopping center, completely blocking the access to the rear of the building. I am ashamed to admit that I flagged a taxi and had to pay 10 rmb to find the place.  Even then, I didn’t have the correct verbal and I had to use a picture.  If you go there, it is a good idea to have the picture of the building: PSB Building Picture . You can put it on the computer screen and snap a picture with your cell phone. Then show it to the taxi driver after you get lost.

In retrospect, the construction makes a mess out of the directions. Going there from the bus station you walk through the center of the shopping center on a diagonal. Pass by the Walmart on your right and just go straight (westerly) toward the big clock. Pass by the clock in the center of the shopping center and walk out the back of the shopping center. Should see the big (massive) rock to the west of the shopping center and the PSB is behind that rock. Go to the second floor and you will find the Entry and Exit Burear area . . . it is labeled “Hong Kong, Macao . . . ” something. You will find the police there who can answer your questions.