Ken seems a little better and is off the IV. Pam is still here and Ruth has invited us to a jazz concert tonight. It is on the grounds of a mansion in the bao de dau district, the historical part of town.
The concert was amazing. There was a female vocalist with a wonderful voice and the music was a welcome diversion. Plus, more wine. That helped too. Peter couldn't go because of his wheelchair. He said he didn't mind and Michelle stayed with him, but I wonder. Some of Ruth's expat friends were there. I had met them before when we all had lunch with Hensley, the Dutch guy. One of them is the general manager of that venue and gave us a tour. It is the mansion of the last head Eunuch of the last dynasty that resided in the Forbidden City. The mansion is exquisite. Built in 1927. It's hard to imagine such opulence, but then he was a eunuch so had to compensate somehow, I guess. They didn't have little red sports cars back then.
Had another surprise too. James Cameron, the director, was there. He is in Tianjin scouting locations for an upcoming movie. We didn't get to meet him but we saw the back of his head through the glass of the private dining room. Elena, the GM gave him the same tour and had her picture taken with him. She told us he was there and that she was going to shake his hand. I made her shake mine first.