It’s nice to be able to avoid the crowds to enter the show. Lots of security and police present, with traffic closed to special vehicles. I used the rear entrance which is not as grand.

很高兴能够避开人群进入节目。 许多安全和警察出现,交通关闭特殊车辆。 我使用的后门不是很大。

It’s an amazing exhibition with outstanding Chinese and international minerals, meteorites and fossils on display and sale, as was some very pretty ladies “guarding” the mineral displays.

这是一个惊人的展览,展出和销售中国和国际矿物,陨石和化石,以及一些非常漂亮的女士“守卫”矿物展示。

Amazing Zeolite minerals from India with Superb Minerals. Indian minerals are well represented at this show.

来自印度的超级矿物质的惊人沸石矿物。 印度矿产在这个节目中有很好的代表性。

I was running late for dinner though we dined with numerous international guests including Ambassadors from many South American countries; Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil as well as Spain. It was nice chatting with Wilson Domingues, Ambassador from the Brazilian Embassy.

虽然我和很多国际客人共进晚餐,包括来自南美许多国家的大使,但我还是晚饭吃晚饭。 古巴,委内瑞拉,巴西以及西班牙。 很高兴与巴西大使馆的大使威尔逊多明格斯聊天。

19 May — Open to General Public

Today is general public day, big crowds…

It was a tiring day for many sellers with customers offering to buy specimens for 1/5 of marked prices.

One regular who hassles me every year, I handed her a 1 RMB note ( 20¢ AUD ) and then I explained that it would be her profit for the day.

I then told her my prices were 5 x the real price, she eventually left quite annoyed. I had to smile.

今天是一般公众日,人潮众多……
对于许多卖家而言,这是一个疲惫的一天,客户提出以标价的1/5购买标本。
每年有一个常常让我烦恼的人,我给她递了1元人民币的钞票(20澳分)然后我解释说这将是她当天的利润。
然后我告诉她我的价格是实际价格的5倍,她最终离开了很生气。 我不得不微笑。

I can haggle fluently in Mandarin which surprises many customers, but it really helps a lot when I’m trying to buy, though I can never get that 50% discount which they expect me to sell my specimens for.
Lots of what appears to be fake Tektite. Still trying to verify them…

我可以用普通话流利地讨价还价让许多顾客感到惊讶,但是当我想买的时候,它确实有很大的帮助,尽管我永远无法获得50%的折扣,他们希望我卖掉我的标本。
  很多看似假的Tektite。 仍在尝试验证它们。

And that’s a wrap.

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