Category Archives: China
The Butcher’s Shop
There are a lot of meat drying on the balconies of the flats.
Among all the futuristic and modern buildings, there are a lot of clothes everywhere hanging on the streets.
Taking their dogs to the park.
Playing cards and Mahjong.
The Robotic Family
Phone Chargers on the Streets
A Kiosk that sells lottery tickets
Shabu Shabu Master
I normally try and eat all the different food from different countries and cultures, but this was really smelly, just to get near it to take this photo made me feel really sick, so I couldn’t eat it. ;0
They were selling it for the Chinese New Year, they believe it brings you luck.
This is the tiniest little shop I’ve ever seen.
This is the front door of a Magician Club in Zhou Zhuang, China.
These shops were everywhere, reproductions of famous chinese artist’s paintings. I think if I saw copies of my paintings everywhere, it would make me feel sick. ;0
You can find masks from any chinese/japanese cartoon characters in this shop.
I sat down with the owner of the shop to try different types of tea, in a nice cosy area, it was like a tea ceremony and, of course, her method worked and I bought a few
This was insane, an aquarium with a massive turttle and sharks as the front window of a shop, they certainly got the attention of the public.
An old bike but a new eletric sign.
And another one
This is the bin man’s vehicle.
When I took this photo, I thought the girl was carrying a dog…
But when I realized it was a baby, it was even more shocking! ;0
This is a Police Station. I liked the police-bikes
Even with all the technology, the old rope still has it’s use
This is a photo I took thinking of all my skateboarders friends…
These are some photos of the Antiques Market in Shanghai.
These are carved on the walls of the Temple in Suzhou, China.
This is a beautiful ramp located in the Yu Garden, but it’s no use as a ramp
I love this plate, so colourful!
These dinosaurs fossils were in a museum in Shanghai and Kenzo was really impressed, because he realized how big they were!
This is a fountain I liked.
We went to the zoo especially to see the Panda bears. I LOVE Pandas!!! And after these special poses they gave me, I felt in love for them even more , SOOOOO CUTE! *~,~*
This is the Red Panda
The chinese people were going crazy for the baby gorilla
These are some pics of the beautiful water town in Zhou Zhuang, China.
This town is known as Shanghai’s Venice. This is the lady that took us for a ride and sang to us. It was beautiful. It was a bit foggy on that day and It made me feel like I was dreaming *~,~*
This is one of the restaurants by the river. So simple and so unique.
This scene made me realize how much we take our lands for granted. These people were using every little bit of land they had to grow their food!
This is a traditional Tea House in China.
A man working in his workshop.
A barber’s shop.
Another workshop on the little lanes of the Watertown.
Those ladies reminded me of my country, Brazil , Ceara.
The shop keepers have a much more relaxing life style, like any other small city. It was a very different atmosphere than their busy neighbor, Shanghai. *~,~*
The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the Chinese calendar, the last day of the lunisolar Chinese New Year celebration.
There are many different beliefs about the origin of the Lantern Festival, however, it is likely to have had something to do with celebrating and cultivating positive relationships between people, families, nature and the higher beings that were believed to be responsible for bringing or returning the light each year.
I was pleased to be in China this year, for the Chinese New Year, because Rabbit is my Chinese Zodiac Sign.
On the first days, I was feeling very excited every time I saw a rabbit sculpture, but towards the end of the holiday, because I’ve seen so many of them, I confess that my enthusiasm disappeared a bit.
Chinese Zodiac – Rabbit
Occupying the 4th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Rabbit symbolizes such character traits as creativity, compassion, and sensitivity. Rabbits are friendly, outgoing and prefer the company of others. They also prefer to avoid conflict. In confrontational situations, Rabbits approach calmly and with consideration for the other party. Rabbits believe strongly in friends and family and lacking such bonds can lead to emotional issues.
Their serene nature keeps Rabbits from becoming visibly upset. Because they’re serene animals, Rabbits are easily taken advantage of. Their sensitive nature makes them shy away from aggressive or competitive situations. They’re overall conservative and not interested in taking risks.
Classy, sophisticated, expressive, well-mannered and stylish, those born under the Sign of the Rabbit enjoy leaning about cultural issues and learning about people from other countries. Rabbits are most comfortable being home, and their homes are always neat and organized. Home is also where Rabbits prefer to entertain. Rabbits are conservative in their decorating tastes.
Rabbits should work at building more self-confidence and self-worth so they can feel more secure. The desire for remaining in safe, comfortable environments keeps Rabbits from taking risks which sometimes causes them to miss out on good opportunities.
Even though Rabbits don’t usually get visibly upset or stressed, they do tend to keep these feelings inside. When they don’t express these feelings, such feeling can cause Rabbits to become ill. Rabbits could benefit from more everyday activity which would reduce their stress levels and better their health.
Rabbits are very sexual, but tend to give more of themselves than they should. This can lead to unrealistic expectations and unhealthy situations. Rabbits need partners who won’t take advantage of their giving nature. Such pairings will be strong.
Rabbits are articulate and good communicators which is why friends and acquaintances seek out their advice. It’s also why Rabbits make excellent diplomats and politicians. Other good careers for Rabbits include: writer, publisher, actor, fashion designer, therapist, doctor, administrator, public relations, and teacher.
Rabbits and the 5 elements Metal Rabbits – Years 1951 and 2011
Metal gives Rabbits more strength, resilience and determination. Metal Rabbits are more intense in their actions, whether they’re work-related or romantic.
Water Rabbits – Years 1903 and 1963
Like the currents, Water Rabbits prefer to go with the flow, avoiding conflict at all costs, even in situations that are bothersome. It’s easy to take advantage of Water Rabbits. They’re very supportive of others.
Wood Rabbits – Years 1915 and 1975
Wood Rabbits occupy their time doing for others; always feeling the need to make others content. This generosity is easy for others to take advantage of and sometimes Water Rabbits don’t even realize is happening.
Fire Rabbits – Years 1927 and 1987
Fire adds spark to the Rabbit’s personality and all that Fire Rabbits do. Fire compels Rabbits to seek new adventures. Prone to tantrums, Fire Rabbits prefer to avoid conflict.
Earth Rabbits – Years 1939 and 1999
Earth Rabbits are grounded in reality. Their advice can be harsh, but honest. Home life is important to Earth Rabbits as are money and material goods.
The Rabbit is most compatible with the Pig and Dog and incompatible with the Rooster and Rat.
This rabbit was my son’s breakfast one morning
This Carousel is near People’s Square Park.
This is a cute Sculpture on the street.
We took our son to this toy shop and you can imagine his excitement!!! *~,~*