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Rewriting history or PREwriting history???

Beijing, China


Many of the subway stations walls are covered in revenue producing ads (at one time the station by Tian An Men Square had huge posters featuring my daughter's then boyfriend) but a few of the original stations (the subway system has about quadrupled since preparations for the '08 Olympics began in 2000) have real artwork on there walls, each of the artful stations having their own theme. Line 2 at Jiang Guo Men? They had a beautiful mythical ancient 'sports' in tile behind trains heading North opposite modern [real] sports in tile behind trains heading south. I haven't headed south yet so I have not studied it's changes, if any, but the North bound? What was once ancient Tang Dynasty, floating through air spirit - like supernatural practitioners of kong fu with a backdrop of celestial bodies now has Chinese landers on the moon, rocket launch towers with ascending space vehicles and man-made satellites among the real celestial bodies. I do not Admire the art as much now. I will have to study the opposite wall even if I don't need to travel south. I miss the pure whimsey of their ancient 'sports.'

permalink written by  prrrrl on February 23, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing I, 2012
tagged China, Beijing, Sports, Art, History, Ancient, Subway, Trains, Space, Whimsey and Rewrite

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Endangered words

Beijing, China


In Mandarin there is greater variety of titles for family members. In stead of 'brother,' 'sister' or 'sibling' there's big sister [jie Jje], little sister [mei mei], big brother [ge ge] and little brother [di di]. They are cute designations of relativity to relatives. When my dorm mate said her mei mei was coming I thought nothing of it except, 'how sweet.' But later I realized that those words are rarely used here as a nation of singletons does not have a ge ge or jie jie; there's been a one child policy in place since the '70's. My roomie doesn't look old enough to predate that rule. Is she a twin? Does she belong to a minority ethnic group that allows acceptations to the rule? Were the parents natal outlaws? None of the above. In reality she was a cousin. Mei mei still sounds better to me.

permalink written by  prrrrl on February 26, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing I, 2012
tagged China, Family, Brother, Titles, Sister, Siblings and OneChildPolicy

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through

Shenzhen, China


through all city of china .

permalink written by  henlly on November 28, 2013 from Shenzhen, China
from the travel blog: china
tagged China

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tired but speaking

Beijing, China


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(Words in double parenthesis are courtesy of auto correct and left in for your amusement.)
I was extremely tired when I landed in Beijing Thursday afternoon. With an aching head I endured until 10pm, slept great and have no jet lag Friday. I don't have a good sense of time, however. First meal in China was my leftover snacks packed for the airport and mealless flight. So glad I ordered ((British)) vegetarian! The standard airplane food did not look appealing.
Hotel reception personnel are low on English skills. Since they know I can speak a little, they ((all)) ask me to use Chinese.


permalink written by  prrrrl on May 2, 2015 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing 2015
tagged China, Chinese and JetLag

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Asian continent

Paris, France


Our trips include China, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Malaysia.

permalink written by  beauty88 on March 8, 2016 from Paris, France
from the travel blog: Asian continent
tagged China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and India

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