Travel notes, notes from my future self, photos I take along the way, rants, reviews, news and whatever else that catches my fancy on any given night.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

News at 7:01 PM (CST)

Qihelou Jie street

We've been staying in a small hutong house off Qihelou Jie street just across the moat from the Forbidden City. Tomorrow we leave for Thailand and M. Lee's mom returns to the States. We are just three weeks into a 10 week trip and I've already taken about 5000 photos, around 24 GBs worth. I don't know if my camera will last. It's on the verge of expiring. I must be insane.

Little white cat in the hutong

I find it very hard to write anything here. I don't have the time to organize my thoughts which are, by nature, impressionistic. As usual, the prospect of leaving tomorrow fills me with dread. 


3 comments:

Roy said...

I have never known anyone who has actually worn out a camera, but you may be the one. It must be the visual equivalent of nanowrimo.
That's an interesting looking cat. I heard that in China, they say "neow" instead of "meow." Is that true?

asha said...

Yes. Cats in mainland China meow in Mandrarin so their "neow' makes them sound like pirates. However, in Hong Kong, cats meow in Cantonese so they do not sound like pirates. For this reason, cats in Hong Kong consider themselves more refined. However, in both languages this inscrutable word looks the same... 喵

I have worn out several cameras. I'm sure that puts me somewhere solidly on the Spectrum.

Paula said...

Aww, I love the kitty!