It’s that time again. Time for Round 2. As many of you know, I did a review of some odd things that I have found in China during my first month while I have been in Shanghai — you can find that post here. I hated that I didn’t have any of my own photos. So now, this was my attempt to amend that. I hope you enjoy some of the interesting things that I have seen.
1 Belly Shirts in the buff. I love this picture. It captures so many of the things I have to say about China. 2 Odd Sign — You can find Cheenglish all over China (bad Chinese to English translations) 3 Bicycles usually carry a lot of one thing — here is an example. 4 This is something that you see often — people will fish through the trash cans looking for plastic to recycle. I wonder if I’m missing out on something. Is this something that I should cash in on? 5 This guy was interesting — but here I just wanted to show you that everyone wears these arm guards. It’s actually uncommon to see them on men, but I caught one, you are welcome.
6 Rockstar Baby (photo taken by my brother) This kiddo was just too cool for school. I mean, just look at him!! He’s rockin a Comme des Garçon shirt, he’s got his awesome white sunglasses on, mohawk’s lookin’ sharp, suspenders down, he’s got his swagger on — cookie in hand, other hand is holdin’ Dad’s hand — He a freakin’ Rockstar Baby. My baby will be this cool. 7 Rockstar Baby paparazzi shot (photo taken by my brother) 8 These visors are incredibly common. Ladies wear them to protect their delicate facial features from the sun — heaven forbid anyone get tan. 9 Sleepy boys. Chinese people nap… ALOT. And they will sleep anywhere. And I mean, ANYWHERE. 10 It is incredibly common to find people selling crickets on the streets… I think they are suppose to be lucky?? Yeah, I don’t really get it, but these guys are HUGE. Our neighbor downstairs on the 1st floor has one (I named him Herbie) and I can hear him chirping from our 5th Floor Walk-up.
11 Here is yet another example of how people sleep wherever they would like — this just so happened to be in the Lobby of our office building at work. (photo taken by my roommate, William) 12 Well, hairstyles are something that I could do an entire post about. Men do crazy things with their hair. But the children — bless their hearts — have mean parents that find it appropriate to shave their head and give them these rattails, or a patch on the top… or other really bizarre things. I think it has something to do with good fortune? I’m not really sure. (photo taken by my brother) 13 I often see older gentlemen playing this game on the street or in the park… it draws a really large crowd. I have heard that it is similar to RISK but I can’t be positive. I’m sure someone will correct me. And please do. 14 Little CAR. I love these things. AND I would love to have one of these back in the states. One please! 15 Yeah, these are just weird.
16 I don’t know if you remember me saying this, but glasses have become quite popular. You want to know what’s even more popular than glasses… Glasses with NO lenses! How ridiculous is that? What is the world coming to? As a person who avidly wears contacts because glasses are a total annoyance — I just don’t get it. 17 This was a store in Beijing that provided couple shirts for all who desire them. And today I saw a whole family with the same shirt on. I wonder if their dog has a matching collar? 18 This was a sign we saw in Beijing… and that was the list of things that we weren’t allowed to do. Chill pill, China–Look into it. 19 Fashion gives me the giggles over here. I just don’t understand a lot of things that go on. But in any language and on any continent… these pants are a NO-NO. Get with it, girlfriend. 20 A bike packed down with just mattresses. You know, in case you need one?
21 Signs from the Marriage Market with different peoples stats on them. Notice that height and weight are included. 22 This is hilarious — SO, the Chinese peeps were like, “hey, let’s build yet another high rise apartment building” and then they were like — “wait a sec, this has no feng shui” — so what do they do??? I’ll tell you — They add a freakin’ fake rock wall to the exterior of the building to give it a nature feature and punch some holes through the top of the building so that the chi can escape appropriately. Oh, dear Lord in heaven. — Dear PRC, Could we add a climbing wall feature to this, it would make your building way cooler. Thanks.
Today I am thankful for: listening to Michael Jackson on the speakers at work — Y’all know I was singin’. Although the downfall to that would be — having to work this whole weekend. BOOOO! Competition is due on Monday. Woohoo!
NOTE: These pictures often have poor quality because they had to be taken quickly and inconspicuously AND please don’t let any of my comments offend you. They are merely a Southern woman’s observations while in China and I mean absolutely no offense.