If it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then I am about to regale you with a VERY long post!! We took the first few photos when we were in Shanghai two weeks ago.
1. I combined three photos into one for comparison’s sake. It was taken before this past weekend’s deluge in Vancouver. This is a digital weather board stretching across a major road in the Pudong area of Shanghai. Pudong is where all the new architecturally unusually designed buildings are being built. (There might be a career here for you, Little Dick).
2. I took this photo on a VERY crowded subway car – but clearly no one wanted to stand near the foreigner (ie ME!). This space was the only space of more than a few inches anywhere on the car.
3. Look closely in the red circle – you can just see the top of Terry’s head as she tries on her new clothes in the “Dressing Room” at the Fabric Market.
4. Now, many of you may have seen our photos/videos of Nanjing Road and the hoards of people. I “stole” this photo from the blog of a fellow Canadian who is working in Shanghai. It was taken (not by him) of the Great Wall on the same week we were in Shanghai. As he said on his blog, look how far back the line goes. (Thanks Bruce – Bruce and Kim Carabine are also doing a blog on their experiences teaching, principalling and living in Shanghai. Their link is to the right, if you are interested in someone else’s perspective – not that it would be as entertaining as ours, of course. LOL)
5. Doesn’t every free-standing 5 x 7 room need an air conditioner?
Now back to Jiaxing
6. I was telling my sister Judith yesterday about the imported foods shelf at Walmart…
7. and my brother-in-law Rick about the rice section. What do you think we are eating most of? (poor sentence construction). BTW we have been unable to locate any brown rice as of yet.
8. Is this for a powder Prickly Ash or powder from a Prickly Ash? Either way, it is Great Value!
9. Doesn’t everyone sell/buy their eggs in the produce section, unrefrigerated?
10. And finally, a contest with two possible winners. This is the sign for an actual business here in Jiaxing. 1. What kind of business do you think this is? First correct answer gets a prize. 2. The most creative “business” also gets a prize, so get those entries in by midnight (GMT) Friday, October 19, 2012.
(Ed. notes: Re: F@#$ing Finally!! – My pal Roger suggested that next time I make a video, I do slower panning (that’s a technical photography term) when doing it. A very good point indeed. No excuses, but I wasn’t sure how the people being “filmed” would react. They seemed to be just fine with it so the next time I will make sure I slow down. I really do appreciate the constructive feedback and look forward to more from all of my fans – as well as the rest of you. Enjoy the bridge games. Also, Terry and I really appreciate the comments – it’s nice to know people are actually reading this. The more comments, the more motivated we are.)