Liu Xiang and Yao Ming hosted a welcome dinner out on the Shanghai harbor, we were suppose to be on a yacht, but Yao was too tall to fit on the boat and there was a change of plan.
It was great, they brought me and select other athletes out on the red carpet, I autographed a big poster and did an quick interview with the host for the crowd and media that was present. It was tight, flash bulbs were popping, my type of thing.
Everybody was commenting on how "dressed up" I was, which to me was insane, I had on the same jeans I've been wearing all summer long since I started traveling some two-plus months ago and some all black Nike 360's I've been wearing the same amount of time. I guess that freshly tailor made shirt had them going!
Inside, it was more pictures. Before dinner, everyone was just hanging out playing paparazzi, everyone posing for pictures. I had a great time before dinner started, joking around and just being me.
Dinner tasted great and Liu and Yao were great hosts. This is my first trip to this meet and it is easily the best meet on the entire circuit hands down. The food is the best, they treat you the best, the people are great, I can get suits and shirts made in the hotel lobby (I've run my tally up to seven shirts, three suits and three ties), they rolled out the red carpet literally for your boy and I'm sure the stadium will be jam packed and rocking tomorrow!
Me and Bell
The host Liu and I
For the meet, I'm just going to use the K.I.S.S. method: Keep It Simple Stupid! I learned that one in the School of Business at Howard. I want to close the season the same way I opened it up, with a sub-13 performance and most importantly a win. Let's hope for the best
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