Thursday, April 24, 2014

Random Photos from China... and a Few Facts..... plus a Preview.

Chinese children are adorable!

Here's another adorable child...
... in a meat market.

Here's a fellow dog-lover...
... like myself.

Here's a beauty salon...
 ... near our hotel.

Here's a heavy load...
 We saw many men with large loads,
but this was one of the largest.

Here are some folks ready for their ESL class.
 This was the third level class.
There were (are) two others: the alphabet class, and a second level class.
(I'm so impressed with them wanting to learn English.
English is SO different than Chinese.)

And here Bill (who knows Chinese!) is getting ready for the third level English class...

And here are the questions he wrote later, for them to ask me....
I answered those questions.

When I said I had a 5-month-old granddaughter,
they asked, "Well, who's taking care of her NOW?"
(In China grandmothers take care of grandchildren - 
well, here we do, too, just not every minute.)

Here we are at a very nice restaurant with some students, who wanted to treat us....
Here's what we ate....
It was delicious.
(Well, most of it.)

And I liked how our tablecloth was also used as a napkin!..
Very clever.

Different note: Sam went out one afternoon and took some random pictures...
A father and son.
(Sam got permission to take lots of these pictures (like the first one).)

About 90% of Chinese men smoke cigarettes.
They can smoke anywhere, except in elevators,
though we were in an elevator with a man smoking!

That and the smog...
can't be good for Chinese lungs!

But many do get good exercise...

I have more pictures, 
but I want you to enjoy my blog,
not just endure it.

I WILL leave you with some interesting facts I got on this website....

China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year! 

Facebook, Twitter, and THE NEW YORK TIMES  have been blocked in China since 2009.

The world's first paper money was created in China 1,400 years ago.

The sunrise in parts of China can be as late as 10:00 AM
because the country joined its five time zones into one!

Fortune cookies were invented in SAN FRANSISCO, (CALIFORNIA) in the early 1900's.


My next blog post will probably not be about China
(unless I change my mind
- because I love China).

It will probably be about last weekend.

Here's are two preview pictures...

Stay tuned!!

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