Blogs from Zhangjiasai, Hunan, China, Asia


Asia » China » Hunan » Zhangjiasai October 3rd 2006

An interesting day to spurt a little seed. I was woken by "ai" (literally "aunt" - Cam's mom) waking me up to get some clothes out of my room, she said not to worry I could go back to sleep but I'd already half woken up. Almost immediately after I opened my book to start reading there was a phone call. Turned out it was Wan Tao (Sayles' Chinese name) calling to invite me and Cam's parents over for the day. I was told to get ready and then Sayles arrived long enough for me to put my shoes on and take off again on their motorcycle leading the way for us. Ai had brought a case of Bai jiu which I thought nothing of until we got really close to their house and she told ... read more

Asia » China » Hunan » Zhangjiasai October 2nd 2006

I woke up today and knew I was in China but for some reason it took me a while to snap myself into the customs here. I was stuck in Indian mode. Last night before I arrived here I sent Craig a text saying I didn't know how to touch the feet of a Chinese woman. This morning when I woke there were a ton of people out my window and grandma came to get me awake. It was 7am. I walked downstairs and did Namaste to everyone before I could correct myself and politely say "Ni Hao". They stared for a bit before going away. At the time I had the advantage of not knowing what they were saying - they would have stayed much longer had I been able to communicate with them. I ... read more
Cam's Grandad
Grandma, Didi and I
Cam's parents, Didi and I

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