the generation responsibility


What strikes me again and again here in China is that the elderly care very touching for their grandchildren.
The downside of this is that many children have to grow up without their parents who work as migrant workers somewhere unreachable far away. What it will have for consequences shows only within a couple of years when the children have grown-up and have children themselves.

Lifelong Friends

yunnan  (1 von 1)We had a short break on our way to Honghe/Yunnan. Honestly I don’t remember the village’s name. We had a nice chat with these friendly old men. They asked us why we are visiting their boring village if there are so much better cities like Beijing. With my humble mandarin I tried to tell them that I am mostly interested in people not in cities. The one sitting on the right is a retired teacher. They are over 80 Years old and almost as long best friends.

Steal A Glance

Steal A Glance

It was already dark when I passed this brightly lit window and I could not resist. Here they played Májiàng (Mahjong), a very popular board game.
Almost everywhere I go in China people take their time together for playing cards and board games. Mostly sitting outside in parks, in front of their houses or even next to the streets, wherever there is room for a little table and stool.