A weekend jaunt to Shekou, China to see the Mèimei (young sister) and Gēge (brother)-in-law!
Meimei lives in Shekou, China, which is a short 30 minute ferry ride from the Hong Kong airport which is where we flew to. After many years of living in different time zones, it’s a special treat to be able to see her for a weekend. And it looks like that trend will continue since they just secured new teaching jobs on Jeju Island in South Korea. Jeju’s been on our “gotta see” list so we’re stoked to have tour guides come fall.
This trip was all about relaxing and hanging out with fam. We’ve all lived in Asia long enough that we don’t feel the need to sight see at every moment. We spent Saturday walking along the waterfront and parks. It stretches 12 miles long! Boy of boy did we see some treats…
No eyelashes batted
This is one of the reasons I love the culture here. This (watch video) is not unusual behavior. No one bats an eyelash or judges. If you feel the need to dance, you dance, baby! As we enjoyed our breakfast bagels we watched her repeatedly move in her own beautiful space and to her own jams (speaker in hand). Yes, “that’s so beautiful”.
Fish toss for good luck
A beautiful (Buddhist) ritual
Dudes and a Drone
Oranges = Abundance & Happiness
Everyone is preparing for Chinese New Year now which begins on February 16. It’s also called Spring Festival (spring arrives a bit earlier here). One popular decoration is the orange or kumquat plant. The orange looks like the sun and is aligned with the yang (positive) principle. It’s a a highly auspicious symbol of abundance and happiness.
Homey Smor Cart Breakfast
Newly opened is the V&A (Victorian & Albert museum) along the waterfront. It began a partnership with China Merchants Group to help them in their ambition to establish the first major museum in China devoted to design. It’s the first time the V&A has developed such an international collaboration.
We hope to see these two cuties… Ms. Mèimei and Mr. Gēge either in Montana or Jeju Island next!
Jiĕjie… the elder sister & Pickles
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