Chinese Women, Asian Women, Online Dating & Things Chinese and Asian
Beautiful
Chinese
Women
of
CLM
Beautiful
Asian
Women
of
ALM
Barry from Australia is a questioning soul who looks at social issues from an alternative point of view and instead of asking, “Why?”, he asks “Why not?” He’s convinced that many of his previous incarnations were spent in China. He feels drawn to the people there; attracted by their rich culture and way of life. If given one wish from God, he’d reply, “I want everyone on Earth to be the same colour, speak the same language, and treat each other as they themselves would like to be treated.”
Articles :
92
Views :
514044
Comments :
3456
Create Time :
2013-10-20
This Blog's Articles
Index of Blogs
Index Blog Articles

My China Trip - Day 22, Part 4 我的中国之行-第22天,第4部分    

By Barry Pittman
6622 Views | 49 Comments | 1/16/2015 1:10:32 PM
Comments
(Showing 41 to 49 of 49) Previous 1 2 3 4 5
#2015-05-01 13:51:57 by anonymous13339 @anonymous13339

Barry the real question in regards to the Alamo is why did the Santa Ana and the Mexican army attack the Alamo in the first place......mmmm

I would like to read your thoughts on the local faming in and around Tina's city i.e. quality of product, pricing compared to say Chengdu's small street stores and what type of income does Tina think the farmers make?

Another question I have is as follows: di you also notice the police tend not to interfere with everyday life there as in they keep a low profile except in outdoor malls and communal squares? This is much les than where I live....

#2015-05-01 20:40:10 by Barry1 @Barry1

@anonymous13339

"why did the Santa Ana and the Mexican army attack the Alamo in the first place?"

Thanks for your comments, Anon1339.

Your question has me thinking. I actually have no idea what the answer is. Yet now you've sparked my interest into it, I'll have to do some research on the net, to find out the background to this famed conflict. Either that, or watch in full the "Alamo" movie starring John Wayne, to find out the facts! (rofl)

As for the police, yes, they take a low profile mostly, at least in the rural towns that I tended to frequent on this last visit. They also disobey the road traffic laws when driving on the roads just as much as anyone, including in their marked cars, dodging and weaving around hapless pedestrians attempting to cross the road at zebra crossings!

I'll get back to you with more info about the farmers in Shawan, after I've had a chance to talk to Tina about it.

Cheers mate. (y)

#2015-05-03 22:34:43 by paulfox1 @paulfox1

@Barry1

You said "As for the police, yes, they take a low profile mostly, at least in the rural towns that I tended to frequent on this last visit. They also disobey the road traffic laws when driving on the roads just as much as anyone, including in their marked cars, dodging and weaving around hapless pedestrians attempting to cross the road at zebra crossings! "

I must be honest Barry and say that I have no idea as to the 'law' on normal zebra crossings in China.
Most of the ones here are at traffic lights, so when the lights are red, the 'little man' is green and it's safe to cross.
Those that are just at random crossings (with no traffic lights) are a different story. Pedestrians dodge the cars and cars try to dodge pedestrians, but no cars actually STOP (including cops)
My friend told me that because there are so many people in China if the cars actually stopped, they would never get moving again - lol - so it has become just the accepted 'norm' here
But as for lawful/unlawful.....no idea !
Perhaps someone with a Chinese driving licence could help?

#2015-05-05 01:20:53 by anonymous13351 @anonymous13351

Paul love your comments.... "Zebra crossing" still ROFLMAO. I have been to China 2 times now and very quickly realised the pecking order on the roads and highways of major Chinese cities are as follows:

1-Big ass trucks
2-SUV's, smaller trucks
3-cars
4-motorcycles, scooters and ebikes
5-pedestrians (which means run for your life as no one will stop for you and if you don't move you are road kill)

I am very happy my little 160cm 49kg Chinese gf can literally drag me with ease through the traffic. It is intimidating(but I also admire) such a little person can physically manhandle a 98kg man with such ease. She saved me more than once from being road kill.

On a side note I have never seen so many incidents of road rage in my life, everyday I witnessed 2-3 fights and arguments.

One bad incident was a man and his wife bumped another woman while riding scooters causing the lone woman to fall. The man and his wife stopped to see if she was alright.... Well she went crazy and went after the male driver verbally then starting hitting him with her fist. He never retaliated he only tried to keep her away, his wife finally lost her temper and walked up to the screaming abusive woman and decked her with a straight right. I was recording this but my gf said it would be wise to delete the footage...

Cheers mate!

#2015-05-05 13:42:38 by Barry1 @Barry1

@paulfox1

"Pedestrians dodge the cars and cars try to dodge pedestrians, but no cars actually STOP (including cops)"

Thanks for this, Paul.

I must say that China is a fascinating country and peculiar conundrums such as what to do at unmarked zebra crossings only adds to the mystery and fascination of this ancient kingdom. (rofl)

#2015-05-06 21:34:02 by Barry1 @Barry1

@anonymous13351

" I was recording this but my gf said it would be wise to delete the footage..."

There'd be no way I'd have deleted such fascinating footage.

I'd have said to my gf,

"I love you, but sorry, this footage is too precious to erase!"

This is the colourful stuff that vibrant memories are made of, after all... especiallt 10 or 20 years down the track when the details are fading within our minds....

#2015-05-07 21:01:23 by Barry1 @Barry1

@anonymous13339

"I would like to read your thoughts on the local farming in and around Tina's city i.e. quality of product, pricing compared to say Chengdu's small street stores and what type of income does Tina think the farmers make?"

I asked Tina about this.

She said the Shawan produce was quite fresh and cheap, compared to that found in Chengdu. She thought however, most farmers here would be poor, as one kg of veges only sells for about 3 or 4 rmb.

It amazes me when I see old ladies sitting for hour after hour at their small street stalls, selling small amounts of produce. Yet this is their life. Most would have no access to the internet; they'd have a small tube type TV at their home; probably with no idea how to operate a computer.

Yet most are happy with their lives. Content with their lot. Fulfilled by their families and their circle of friends. Quite possibly, many would prefer to be this way, if given a vision of how many of their stressed, frenetic Western counterparts live and survive.

#2015-05-11 05:06:45 by anonymous13372 @anonymous13372

Barry, thanks for getting back to me on this and thank you for asking Tina and thank her for me for her information, much appreciated.

#2015-05-11 17:55:03 by Barry1 @Barry1

@anonymous13372

Thank you for being so polite, Anon13372. (y)

Comments
(Showing 41 to 49 of 49) Previous 1 2 3 4 5
Comment
To respond to another member's comment type @ followed by their name before your comment, like this: @username Then leave a space. Ask Barry Pittman a Question : Click here...