Posts tagged ‘memories’

August 23, 2010

chirp chirp

The Great Firewall doesn’t allow birds to tweet and blog. So here are some chirps from the past week in Mainland China.


1. Budweiser (!) Chinese lanterns hanging on the trees along the Pearl River 2. Favorite place to eat on Luju Lu 3. Best bar on Bai E Tan street, just because Rose loves me so.

It was strange going back there, to all those familiar places. Things were almost the same, apart from the huge building sites along the river (the area is getting a face-lift, just like many other places before the Asian Games) and of course the fact that it’s August 2010 and not F/W 2009.

I remember when Anja, Sigrid and I sat on little benches not too far from our favorite Tsingtao-selling lady. How Sigrid bought her beloved 60th Anniversary fan (against my will) on Luju Lu on October 1st. How a small group of us gathered to watch the lovely fireworks from the riverside and got covered in little black bits of paper. Smelling the streetfood and holding a gag. Coming back for New Year’s Eve and feeling the love in AMIGO from around 20 other TTCers. “Doing a Lucero” the next day. Coming back time and time again during January, establishing our own little “apartment” with Oley, Christina and Eva.

Shit. Changes.

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April 12, 2010

Shadows

When I was a kid I used to be utterly fascinated by shadows. In particular my own. The way you could manipulate them into looking taller or smaller, and how they moved in front of you, then next to you, then behind you. I used to stare at my shadow sometimes when I’d walk. Just seeing it go and come back was mesmerizing.

Perhaps I was a strange kid. Kept myself entertained at all times. Good morning (: