Interesting Facts About China 101 (part i)
As my previous Travel Advice category, i taught you how to cross the streets of China like a local. Now, i will continue this series with the most accurate precision that a 15-year-old-Asian-Canadian-traveler can brew up in one blog. So then let us begin with the unusual highlights of my China travels. Ooh that sounds nice...
You gotta go when you gotta go.
No surprise. But it's the truth. China provides us with beautifully carved toilets that don't take much effort at all! Not to mention, without spending a whole lot of money either! The most local of the locals could create one in less than 30 minutes! Its called the squat toilet! You will resemble much of a distant relative of a frog but as i said...You gotta go, when you gotta go. Some are nicer looking than others and some are very very nasty that i will not explain. But hey, i guarantee that you will feel much more happier when you emerge from the stink hole. Although your face will wear an expression that would make some people think that you've seen a happy fellow wolfing down some fermented tofu. (Longmen Grotto reference.) And absolutely do not forget to bring some toilet paper with you or else, you can't go when you should've gone :(
Heads up everyone. Or should i say head down, because the dogs in China, do not reach up past your hip. This is not 100% accurate because some dogs look part wolf and part bear. But in general the dogs are more stockier and look like sausages. Perhaps that this is the reason why some more traditional Chinese enjoy these wieners. Get it? HAHaha...Okay moving on.
Keep on Counting
While in China, we walk around to explore the city. What's new? I'll tell you what's new. Or not new. First of all if you want to get somewhere, you will at least encounter seven China Mobile stores. Not kidding. People in China are WIRED. You can buy phones, SIM cards, chargers, VPN ("illegal" browsing to have access to like social media,) iTunes cards and anything that is essential to life for local Chinese. Some China Mobile shops look like little street food stands and other China Mobile places are as large as a mall. I try not to count.
Spit and Smoke
Spitting is normal and i guess so is smoking. Although i think it's more like CHOKING! Every man smokes. Sorry maybe not everyone, but the vast majority of Chinese men smoke. And spit. But I've already made my important point about spitting. However, smoking will go out to all those high class businessmen to the very traditional farmers, or farmermen. That sounds like firemen. I guess Chinese firemen smoke as well.
Work it Work it Work it Work it!!
Just like China Mobile, walk around the corner, move your eyes towards a large cement area or path and- Oh my! What a breathtaking sight, *cough cough.* There will be a large group of older ladies dancing in rows. Perhaps ranging from 40-70. Whiting hair, wrinkly skin and all with GINORMOUS smiles plastered on their faces. Upbeat electronic music with an Asian lilt was playing in the background. Sometimes, a watcher would let out a very unasian giggle and scurry to join the group. He or she would attempt to follow the slow and wavy choreography. After attemts with a little, *ahem ahem* difficulty, *cough cough* (my apologizies, the smoke here in China is terrible,) the dancer will continue to 'work it.'
Thats about it with my China Travels! But before i say 'Bye' i have news!!! Am i done with China? NOT YET HON! I will try upload another China Travels blog with some more unusual highlights.
(In photo form!)