Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Evan says "Ni Hao!"

As I mentioned in yesterday's Project Life post, this has not been a particularly fun trip for Evan so far.  It's basically been a lot of mundane office work.  In fact, he spent about 13 hours in his hotel room on Sunday, just working on a single spreadsheet.  Fun stuff.  Mostly just to get me off his back about taking some photos, he took a walk on Sunday afternoon to give himself a break from his spreadsheet marathon and take some pictures. 

There was a park right next to Evan's hotel that he could see from the window of his room, so he made that his destination.



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He has noticed that landscaping is a big deal in China.  Most every city he visits clearly puts a lot into making their parks and even their streets look as nice as possible. 


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Is this guy giving me the finger?

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Wait....nope.  False alarm!

Apparantly the theme of Evan's little outing was "Taking Photos of People Who are Taking Photos or Getting Their Photo Taken."

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I have a feeling the "real" photographer was just out of frame in these.  Or perhaps people just dress much differently for a visit to the park than I am used to.  That's possible too, I suppose.
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Evan said he noticed a LOT of people pointing at him and whispering amongst themselves.  As it turns out, they don't see a big white dude strolling through their park every day.  Go figure!  A couple students even ventured so far as to holler, "Allo!  How yoo doo-ing?"  I would have loved to see that. 

One week down, only one a half more to go!

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