I found a way to watch the SuperBowl in China!
Ok, things have been hectic. I’ve been running around getting my life sorted. I finally got over that ‘talking to women’ and ‘rejection’ thing and I met a cute girl.
We’ve been seeing each other for a little while now and things are good.
Even better than that, my Mum’s taken me overseas with her! I’m writing this from our hotel room in the beautiful land of China!
The food here is I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E. Seriously. It’s nothing like the Chinese food we got at home. Turns out that Chow Mein is not really that Chinese at all.
(Funny story that – I learnt that the hard way the first day we were in China. I ordered it at this restaurant we were in and almost got laughed out… Apparently only Americans ask for it and it doesn’t even exist in China. WHO KNEW??)
My favourite is still the fried rice. I mean, come on… Who doesn’t love fried rice?
Here’s a weird fact you probably don’t know: friend rice is actually a breakfast food. Seriously. They don’t eat it with other dishes, it’s just what they get to eat in the morning. They make it by frying up everything that was left over from the night before into one big meal for everyone.
I mean, it sounds clever and very obvious when you think about it, it’s just that I’d never thought about it before.
So, anyway, back to non food-related matters. Whilst it might seem like a trip to China is amazing, there is one issue: I’m going to miss the SuperBowl.
I’m going to miss hanging out with my mates, eating buffalo wings, and throwing chips at the TV screen. That sucks!
And even though NBC is streaming it live online, I STILL can’t get it because the Chinese don’t like the American websites that much. So much so that I can’t access it from here.
Well, that’s what I thought until I did a bit of Googling
It turns out you CAN watch the Superbowl outside the US as long as you use a funny piece of software called a Virtual Private Network or VPN.
All you have to do is sign up, download it, run it, and it allows you to bypass all the internet filtering blocks that would normally stop you from accessing content in China.
I love it! $15 and whilst I miss out on hanging out with my mates, I still get to watch the game.
Now, if only I could work out those international time zones…