Xie Xie China
Trip Start Mar 11, 2007
7Trip End Mar 17, 2007
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My take on Beijing? Definitely feel the aura of the orient's yinness and yangness. The new and the old, from spanking new offices with seemingly challenging architecture to traditional hutongs; from massive jams of Merc, Toyotas, VW (you name it) lining and inching their way over criss-crossing highways to those on bicycles still negotiating the side roads, from abundance of neons/LEDs flooding at night to early morning tai-chi still practiced and perfected in the parks, from modern dazzling high heels/boots Milan styling ladies mixed with those in humbling oriental fittings, from the ever rushing entrepreneurs busy on their mobiles to the labourers of dizzying projects busy changing shifts. They are moving on ahead as a city with changing times indeed
They planned to have the Olympics over soon and that contributed to the maddening rush, ..…..or perhaps in that short window I had witnessed a metamorphosis taking place in character…… attitude…… and hope.
Xie-Xie Beijing, I will be back next time.
Trip back home has always been a delight for me, to be back with the family. Unfortunately, some of my pixs taken while in Beijing, especially those during the last few days, were all but gone. I lost my mobile phone soon after boarding off the plane. Swell……..&*$%#@..........Well that's life, you win some , you lose some; just make sure you win more than you lose OK. Chow.....