Mr. Song, a local of Nanjing, works as a security guard for a KTV (Karaoke venue) and motel just south of Hunan Road. His daily work includes guarding the entrance of the building and leading the guests to park their cars.
He works from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day of the week. Although his salary (that he is unwilling to disclose) may not be that satisfying, he likes his job for its convenience and ease. It is only five-minute walk from his home to the workplace and he appreciates the fact that nobody is supervising him during his work.
Mr. Song likes to read books. The amount of idle time in his work allows him to read a lot. He is currently reading a Chinese science fiction novel called Chromosome (written by Yi Xing). He tells that, next to guarding, one of his tasks is to borrow books from the city library for his boss. With the permission of his boss, he can borrow as many books as he likes for himself. His favorite reading is Yi Lin, a famous Chinese magazine that publishes translated foreign literature.