According to Yahoo Answers, about 4 pages in a paperback novel. Since there hasn’t been enough going on around here to base a novel – or even a novella on, we present fourteen photos for you morning coffee enjoyment. If you think any of them could lead you to to write the next great Canadian novel, feel free.
(Ed. note: Before I let you go, Terry wants to thank the ten people who have sent Christmas photos so far. Hopefully she can get a lot more of your photos before the 15th. Please. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Start Them Young
These first two are of a couple of girls at the mall. Sunday afternoon it was about 7º out so of course what do you do with the kids? You take them to the mall, outside of course, where someone has set up about 10 large easels and supplied pencils and paper as well as photographs for the kids to copy – freehand. The kids seemed to range from about 7 to 14 or 15. All 10 easels were in continuous use.
Damned Republicans Lied …Again!
In the 1928 Presidential election, the Republican Party promised a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage. The lied. Remember 1929?
Hey Let’s Build Something Here
About a five minute walk from our front door was this large open space. At least it was open until they decided to build this monolithic building. It is big – but then, they never do anything small in China. Know what it is? Guess. Come on guess. Did you guess an International Kindergarten? If you did, you’re right. Wouldn’t want a small cozy environment for the kiddies first time away from Grandma.
You might want to use a different adjective to describe this dish, but in China the only one that counts is delicious. After I finished this beef and red chillies dish, I was asked, of course, “Was it delicious?”
Terry had her inspection this week so we were out to dinner to Krabi twice with staff and visitor. The hostess managed to get her Santa hat to flow in the wind both nights!
And Speaking of Hair
Also on Sunday we made it to Starbucks. Not only was it chilly, it was fairly windy as well. Guess who used a can or two of hairspray. Terry says it is supposed to look like a heart, Geoff says she didn’t want to wear a motorcycle helmet!
The Chinese don’t always use window space to their best marketing advantage. This toilet paper display took up 80% of the display window. The photo below is about 50% of the display.
And a Little More TP
This delivery truck pulls to a stop just ahead of me. The swamper jumps out of the cab, climbs up on top, unties a couple of ropes and starts pushing. Effective, if no orderly.
What is a Picture Worth?
1000 pieces of world famous art. 5 Puzzles down and 1 to go.
In The Market
This an advertisement for a new development in Jiaxing. You can buy now and pay nothing for 3 years. It advertises homes starting at 800 sq. metres – that is 8611 sq. feet or you can rent entire buildings of 3500 sq. metres or 37 263 sq. feet. The name of the complex is Wealthy Wisdom. I can make absolutely NO connection behind the “woman” and the product. If you can, please let me in on it. And if you want me to look for a new home for you in Wealthy Wisdom, I’d be happy to do that too. (Ed. note: Terry asked Daisy to interpret this for me “Yes, very large homes or could rent a whole building for business–3 years, no rent! No people either maybe”)
Terry has taken to riding a community bike back and forth to school on the dry days – and I think we have only had about 3 wet days since getting back from Italy. She is becoming fit as a fiddle.
The Shoe Blog
I am losing my touch, I think. This was almost the best I could do this week. But they are kind of cute.
However, I was prowling around Taobao and there was a link to “High Heel Shoes”. Does that tell you something about the importance of heels in China. There were 10 pages like this – with 40 shoes on each page. You do the math. Why do Chinese women have so many shoes? Look at the prices.