Scenes from Chenggong

Here are some shots from the campus where I work. Lately, I’ve been trying to focus on the little things that I see. It’s easy to get disillusioned with China and all of its dirtiness, crowds and “different” way of doing things. After living here for a year and a half (and potentially another year!), there are certain things that start to wear me down. But by focusing on the little things, life becomes a lot happier.

Who needs a dish washer? After the lunch rush, two people carry out this big basket of chopsticks to dry in the hot Yunnan air.

Gorgeous view from my campus hotel room. All free for teachers!

Mmmm, some mighty fine manure/mulch plopped down on the sidewalk that is being spread around on the plants

My new favorite lunch– 热干面 (hot dry noodles). They’re cooked in hot water with some bean sprouts, then covered with a bunch of seasoning including sesame paste, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, onion and green onion. Simple, tasty and filling (and not served in a puddle of oil like some of the other cafeteria food).

Snapped this while eating breakfast. His shirt says, “Will not give up DO NOT THINK ABOUT Interrogation.” Hmm, trying to make a statement or just oblivious to the actual meaning of his t-shirt?

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