Australian Man Caught Growing Marijuana In China

Australian Man Caught Growing Marijuana In China

An Australian teacher living in China named David began growing his own supply of Marijuana for personal consumption. Because the weather in his region is not suitable for growing marijuana, he had to use a large amount of equipment to do so. He even let the plants listen to a stereo pumping natural ambiance sounds. However, his mysterious behavior has caused his neighbors to inform on him, so he is in the process of being deported to Australia. Netizens believe that it isn’t his neighbors’ business, but they love to inform on people.

Source: Netease

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  • Bman

    Marijuana’s bad, mkay.
    I’m soooo curious as to how this all really went down.
    What, the neighbors peaked in his windows? His buddies played a prank? This is barely a light dusting of a smattering of a pinch of a story.

    • mr.wiener

      Drugs aren’t good….some of them are fantastic.
      Not a happy story, but I think he got off lightly with deportation.

      • Bman

        Definitely. That boy got a massive do over. Hope he learns his lesson.

      • donscarletti

        As an Australian I don’t know why the fuck there so many Australians getting busted with drugs overseas these days. It seems that our relationship with the entirety of South East Asia revolves around defending these shitbags from justice, now China maybe?

        • mr.wiener

          Yeah me too. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

  • KamikaziPilot

    Another high quality “teacher” in China. I’d feel sorry for the Chinese except for the fact that they bring most of this upon themselves with their ignorant, racist way of thinking.

  • Amused

    Personal consumption my ass and most likely neighbors my ass too.
    That’s pounds and pounds of herb once its grown. Unless you’re the absolute king of the blacklungs, there ain’t no way.
    And you play too much music and the Narco squad will show up to kick down your door? Yeeeeeahhh. Ok.
    He was dealing and someone rolled on him imho.

  • KamikaziPilot

    And murdering someone doesn’t necessarily make you a bad teacher either. You obviously have no idea what the qualifications of being a “teacher” in China are.

    • Bman

      Part of it is leaving your safe and comfy home to subject yourself to the prejudism and screwing over that exists in China. No offense, just a big reason why only the young, brave and naive usually come. Ya get what ya pay for.

      • donscarletti

        “Prejudism (sic.) and screwing over”. If you are an English teacher then I think KamikaziPilot can rest his case and consider the argument won.

        • Bman

          Huh?

          I like Kamakazi, he’s a smart guy. There’s no argument; I was agreeing with him.

          “they bring most of this upon themselves”
          “Ya get what ya pay for”

          etc…

          Maybe work on your reading comprehension. Your spelling seems to be OK.
          In defense of “teachers” though, I’ve met a lot who are genuine, caring people making good money by filling a need. Family men who are great friends. I’ve met a lot of a-holes too. Genuine, can’t stand to be near them, a-holes. (That speeling mustake was on the purpose)

          So I’m sure Kamikaze is against racism, but he’s ok with judging people by their profession. That’s not cool with me, so I’m gonna call him on that. He is intelligent enough to deal with it.

          Thanks for correcting my grammar. Its already hard enough to type replies on a Samsung, so forgive me please if I make the occasional error. Half.of.what.i.type.looks.like.this and its a helluva pain to keep going back and fixing every detail. Also, I’m Canadian so I never used the word prejudice (or experienced it) before I came to China. I’m not as familiar with it as I should be.
          Cheers~

        • mr.wiener

          He studied at Don King university.
          Sorry Bman! couldn’t resist that one.

      • KamikaziPilot

        I think you may have missed my point. My main gripe is with the Chinese people and clients (for lack of a better word) who hire and rely on these teachers. Even if I have a graduate degree in education, have taught English in the US, and speak perfect English, I still won’t get hired over some Russian high school dropout who speaks almost unintelligible English. I think you know why I wouldn’t get hired. This racist, ignorant way of thinking is prevalent in Chinese society. Sometimes it benefits you, sometimes not. I’d just like to be judged as a person, not part of a group over which I have no control over. It’s hard to respect a society where this is so prevalent. Regarding the teachers themselves, I can’t blame them for taking advantage of the situation and there are good and bad teachers, but if the Chinese who hired them would judge more on actual ability and character, I’d think a lot of the bad would get weeded out. But since this doesn’t seem to be happening, I’d say it’s their fault there are so many poor teachers in China.

        • Bman

          Yah I hear you. There are many issues in that, not just racism or poor business ethics. Its an ingrained and reinforced ignorance of the world in general here. Fear of the unknown is a successful form of control. What I see as right and wrong becomes shades of grey. But that’s the side of China that I(we?) need to deal with in order to live here. Right? Try to change it to ‘the western way’ and be branded the bad guy.

          One thing I keep in mind is that the world in general is and always was home to some morally twisted people, and it’s my goal to just try to help, and be a better person irregardless. Its not just a Chinese problem; its humanity’s struggle.
          Don’t beat yourself up over the racism my friend. I get worked up about it sometimes too.They’re like kids without parents; they just don’t know what they’re doing. Relate to that and understand that it isn’t with evil intent. Peace.

          • KamikaziPilot

            I don’t live in China and never will due in large part to the issues I just brought up. Yes there are, and always have been and always will be morally twisted and depraved people in this world, you can’t help that. Yeah the racism isn’t with evil intent but it does get really irritating and makes me lose respect for the Chinese people as a whole. Which is sad because it’s come to the point where if I just meet some random Chinese for the first time I don’t give them the benefit of the doubt, rather they have to prove to me they deserve my respect before I give it to them. Also I’m allergic to stupidity, and I find that mentality I mentioned really stupid.

          • bujiebuke

            I don’t give them the benefit of the doubt, rather they have to prove to me they deserve my respect before I give it to them.

            Seems like your also forming prejudices in the same manner that you contend is so prevalent in Chinese society.

          • KamikaziPilot

            Yeah, I know and that’s why it’s sad. I’m stooping to their level in a way. I never meant to imply that I was someone immune from being prejudiced.

          • bujiebuke

            It’s good to see you acknowledge that aspect. I would also point out that some people may pick up on your preconceived notions of them (Chinese) and distance themselves from you – a self fulfilling prophecy if you will.

          • KamikaziPilot

            Yup some may distance themselves from me so it’s kind of like a self perpetuating cycle. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt but it’s hard. Kind of like being kind to everyone with the knowledge that a lot of people will take advantage of your kindness, or put up a barrier to protect yourself. Actually I do sometimes give people the benefit of the doubt, depends on my mood at the time though, haha.

        • Dolph Grunt

          As someone who has done some teaching in China, I could tell you a multitude of stories about good, qualified teachers in China.

          At the same time, I can also tell you a multitude of stories about whacked out POS teachers.

          I agree that it sucks they don’t get weeded out. I’ve met some super educators that were embarrassed to admit they were teachers due to the stigma that’s out there caused by noted POSes.

          • nickhz

            I totally agree. I have taught in three countries, always on a legal visa, qualified in all situations. And I am embarrassed to say I’m a teacher a lot of the time (in china). It’s a shame that the idiots can get the better of the good.

        • Teacher in China

          Let me just play devil’s advocate for a minute. If you’re a parent that doesn’t know a lick of English, are you going to trust a business that shows you a guy that looks like he may be Chinese and says “His English is perfect!” The frequency with which people try to screw each other over here in China is astonishing, so I wouldn’t blame the clients for insisting on someone who “looks foreign”, even though at the same time I would sigh at their lack of worldliness.

          As for the employer….well, they may face the same problem. How do you prove to your client (who, again, may not know any English at all) that your Chinese-looking foreign teacher is what he truly claims to be? Wouldn’t be easier to just side-step the whole issue and hire the person bound to be more immediately pleasing to the uninformed consumer?

          I hate that it happens here, and it is a type of racism for sure, but I can understand why it happens. The one thing I’d say is that it’ll probably get better in the future when more and more foreign-educated Chinese come back here and virtually everyone will know someone like that. That doesn’t help anyone right now though :/

          • KamikaziPilot

            I understand the reasoning behind it and I know at the end of the day it’s a business but that still doesn’t excuse what they’re doing as acceptable, at least not to me. It’s beyond lack of worldliness, it’s astonishing ignorance. It’s not like there are only a few Asians who speak English perfectly, there are millions. You have mainland Chinese who criticize overseas Chinese as forgetting their roots, like not speaking their “native” language, not knowing customs, etc., but at the same time these mainland Chinese are completely shutting out overseas Chinese who may want to connect to their ancestral culture but can’t because they can’t find a job in China and face hostility because of who they are. Then the overseas Chinese develop feelings of animosity towards their counterparts in China, and it goes back and forth.

            Parallels to this attitude I can think of include other Americans thinking all Asian Americans aren’t citizens, all blacks being viewed as criminals, things like that. There is basis in those attitudes but it’s lumping together everyone of the same skin color without regard to the individual. It’s just this attitude and way of approaching life that has me shaking my head. Some might just say Chinese aren’t as PC as Westerners, which is true, but I also say it goes counter to the values of being a decent person. And I don’t want to be an English teacher or anything, it’s just the principle that bothers me. Also I know not all Chinese are like this, there are plenty of people in China that are decent and willing to judge someone for who they are rather than what they look like.

  • redlobster

    He must not have seen Midnight Express.

  • David

    This happened in Suzhou and we were just talking about it this past weekend. I think he was lucky to only get deported. If he had been caught selling it he would have been in worse trouble. doing drugs in China is not the smartest move. I think if you like doing drugs you would be better off moving to someplace that has more tolerance.

  • i tried weed, but it’s not that heavy as i thought.
    i like shisha more, so pure and fresh, i wish to have a shisha at home. that guy he is from middle east, that taste is so nice.

  • donscarletti

    Is this one of those “correlation does not imply causation” technicalities, or are you seriously claiming the population of stoners at the front of classrooms all over China actually contain some good teachers?

    Look at how much pot he has, that is not to roll a joint a week, that is the stash of a lifestyle stoner. Stoners are no better than drunkards and others who do not moderate their consumption of intoxicating substances. For him to go to so much effort to set up his grow operation makes things even worse.

    • Dolph Grunt

      Absolutely. Addiction is addiction. Looking at that stash, I’d wager a guess that he was “high” 24/7.

  • Edward Kay

    You mean good teaching skills, moderate personality, bad example.

  • Foreign Devil

    He got off light. . if he had done this in Thailand he would be facing death penalty

    • you go to thai for cheap chicks often?

      • Jahar

        Why when he can just stay here and have you?

        • do not know what you are saying, i do not understand your language!

          • Dolph Grunt

            do not know what you are saying, i do not understand your language!

            Truer words were never spoken.

      • Foreign Devil

        Have never bee to Thailand. Hope to go someday. Saw some docs about expats in Thai prisons on death row.

        • really?
          i merely know divorced aged white men who make money in china not go to thailand!!
          maybe you read it coz you wanna know if it’s safe when you are busy with young chicks…

          • Dolph Grunt

            really?i merely know divorced aged white men who make money in china not go to thailand!!
            maybe you read it coz you wanna know if it’s safe when you are busy with young chicks…

            Translation please?

        • Dolph Grunt

          You ever read “Damage Done” by Warren Fellows?

          Not the greatest author of all time by a long shot. But it gives one pretty terrifying impression of being incarcerated in Thailand.

          You’re absolutely right when you say “He got off light.”

          • Teacher in China

            I have read that – fucking crazy the shit he had to go through. There was a time I was really into “people facing desperate situations” stories. I read that one, “Killing Fields”, and “First They Killed My Father” (the latter two about the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia). There was also “12 Years a Slave”, which was fascinating.

  • KamikaziPilot

    Your comparisons aren’t relevant and aren’t even true based on what I’ve seen.

  • Teacher in China

    I’m not sure I can answer that in the way you want, but I know one thing for sure – foreigners to most parents do NOT look Asian.

  • looks like a bunch of shwag.

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