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Life Unfolding on the Suzhou Creek

It’s late afternoon, all are a bit too sluggish to go fast, slow moving people, dragging their feet, pushing their bikes uphill over the bridge and the woman too tired to walk, sits on top of her bike load letting her husband pull the tricycle; it has been a long day. Even the shadows are unable to catch up. I watched it all and marveled at the beauty of life and the wonderful world of contradictions that is Shanghai today.

act 2, scene 3~ Shanghaiearly matinee at the Souzou Creek~ Shanghaihis queen~ Shanghaithe working force~ Shanghai

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Day Ninety Eight, April 30, 2011

Huang Pu, the glitzy river

A 3 minute walk from our apartment in Shanghai is the glitzy ‘Huang Pu’ river. The river was the reason I had my first 2 mandarin words engraved in my mind when we first moved here. It is called Huang Pu, and it divides the city of Shanghai into two areas, Pudong to the East, and Puxi to the West. So now you learned two words too. Hint: Pu means river 🙂

Photo taken: The glowing cruise boats that travel every night along the Huangpu in Shanghai.

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Day Seventy Nine, April 11, 2011

China's future players

Shanghai saw another glorious golden sunset today with the rare clear skies and fresh air that come with such a day, so I found myself drawn to witness the last moments of the golden show. I often see young Chinese people looking with such awe at the fast emergence of their largest and most popular city as if they cannot believe how fast their country is changing right in front of their young eyes. I can only imagine the amount of pressure exerted on the young generation of Chinese from their first school day until the time they take their place as columns in the People’s Republic of the future.

photo: Young man watching the sunset on the river promenade in Pudong (literally east of the river), overlooking the bund on the Puxi (west of the river) side across the river ‘Huang Pu”.

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Day Sixty One, March 24, 2011

If only statues could speak...

I walked with Lea this afternoon in different Shanghai streets and ended up in Dong Tai Lu, the antique street market. It is a street that is a must see, but not necessarily buy in when in Shanghai. Thousands of different so called antiques fill up the streets where vendors are extremely friendly and lovely to deal with. We saw these statues that tell a story of parts of the historical events that China has gone through. I have never lived anywhere as enigmatic as China. There are so many levels yet to understand and so much history to wrap my mind around. I love this place.