Thursday, May 8

short and sweet

Fan dancers in the morning at a park in Shanghai.

One of the great things to observe in China is the morning routines of people at parks. Fan dancers, tai chi, people hitting themselves, people walking backwards, couples jogging hand in hand, and other forms of exercise.

Always on the lookout for Chinglish.

Small town street scenes.


I am in China for a short visit (using a return ticket that was going to expire if I didn't use it), getting to visit friends and ex-students. My main goal in coming was to encourage those I got to meet with, but it has turned out (as I hoped it would) that I am getting a clearer picture of what the future might hold as well.

5 comments:

Rachael said...

I'm so happy for you - that you're back in China seeing friends, and that the future is becoming more clear.

One Woman said...

why do they hit themselves???

Elaine said...

I'm not sure what part of China you are in right now, but I'm sure everyone would love to know that you are okay after the earthquake and even know what you are observing now... my thoughts are with the people of China and you!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that I enjoy reading your blogg and that I am thinking of you as you try to find out about your future...
Last years german traveling partner:-)

chinachat said...

They hit themselves as a form of massage, or if not massage, to get their circulation going, I think. It is a common sight in Asia.