Thursday, November 30, 2006
I'm back!!! Recycling and chilli peppers
This guy is having fun pushing his bulky load up a potholed dirt hill.... and its about to get better for him - they are digging up the road a bit further up. I have to say though, that recycling seems to be a huge thing in China, everything can be collected and sold for recylcing - everything- bottles, cardboard, polystyrene, bits of metal..... they even have people who ride around on bicycles and will collect broken electrical equipment. (I think this guy is pushing his load of polystyrene collected for recycling - but I could be wrong - open to any guesses from you guys).
And finally! Some chilli's in the land of chilli peppers. I was out in the countryside a few weeks ago (workmates wedding) and besides growing grapefruit they had a few chilli bushes by the road. These are the baby ones.....
And here are the more grown up ones.....
Monday, November 06, 2006
Walking on water
Its one of the things I love about China - these little incidences that surprise you and make you smile. Was on the bus today and saw this couple crossing the busy road. Not much surprising about that. BUT - they were both blind. The lady (?wife) was in front and she had this big stick she was using as a cane, feeling the road as she went. The man walked a step behind her with his hand on her shoulder. Truly a case of the blind leading the blind! It was amazing to watch - it seemed so nice in a way.
Blustery Autumn day
Its making it just that little bit more difficult to post regularly - sorry about that.