I’ve been here almost 10 months, and I’ve seen quite a few things I still haven’t processed yet, or wasn’t sure how to classify. “Random” seems as good as anything.
When a new shop opens in Zhongshan, bouquets of flowers on stands and BIG blow-up dragons appear!
The flowers are always lovely.
Some displays are VERY extravagant. This is a lion dancer getting ready to open a travel agency!
These are their flowers! Notice the bright cloth wrapping around the bases holding the flowers?
This is the same kind of arrangement, but in Xi’an. Smaller flowers, more greenery, tulle instead of wrapping. Same idea, but different region. Neat!
Also in Xi’an. Want to buy a fur coat from behind a piece of corrugated tin! Totally legal!
This is glimpse into the grounds of the technical university in my neighbourhood. I can never go in to see it properly without being on business in there. ALL schools have this kind of gate.
Mosquito and sandfly season was hard on me. (Sandflies are midges.)
Never had a mosquito net before coming here. It helped against the mosquitos. The sandflies…eh.
In Hong Kong. Just thought this was cool,.
I came down with the flu, and the pharmacist gave me…THESE. The box came a package of tiny straws to suck back the medicine in these vials.
Me at a coffee house I’ve discovered. Instead of number, they give you a teddy bear to track your order.
Little girl on her way to school on a rainy day.
The Flower Market of Zhongshan. Where they sell more than flowers.
Tropical and deciduous trees going up the mountain. Just on the other side, more building.
China is skyscrapers and high finance. It’s also people selling domestic rabbits out of cages on the street.
Roosters outside of a play school.
During the winter, I had to get this hand warmer / hot water bottle to defrost my hands. It was the Year of the Monkey, so…
Google is everywhere!
Yes, while you get your car washed, you can have chicken meat, goat meat, or dog meat. Your choice.
The idea was to get a bunch of playwrights to lock themselves up and write for 24 hours, in the hope that others would show a little mercy and sponsor us to do so. All to support
Alberta Playwrights Network, who would, in turn support those playwrights. The goal was a rather whopping $10,000,
$9,575. So the goal has been pushed UP. To $15,000.
Now that you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor (hey, I had to, and I’m one of the writers!), feel free to tell us monkeys to write even more and donate too. The 24-hour-clock begins at 7pm, on 22 November 2013!