China had me at goodbye
Finally accomplished one of my longest dreams: experience China. As a Chinese, I feel that I should get in touch with my roots. Thank God, I finally re-learnt my Chinese in the USA. University electives are the bomb.
So here are some of my stories. They don't go by order of importance. Just what I remember
I ♥ Pearl River Beer
Don't like Corona. Guinness has a competitor with my heart. It's Pearl River. China beer is real smooth like the international Tsing Tao but this beer beat them all. It's smooth, and great aftertaste. Great with Chinese food and keeps my head without letting it drop off.
China is not backward
I think that with all the people dying, and the bad press about human rights, (not forgetting the worker wages), China has developed a lot within the past 20 years. Malaysia is about 30 years older, can't we do something? I feel that when I stepped into Shenzhen.
Survival is a key word
Despite the manners, it's great to be Chinese. Yeah, the oily food got to me, but you when you have a look at how the Chinese use anything to beat competition, to earn that extra bread for the family. One feels proud to be Chinese. The whole melamine issue really spoils it all, but when you see the Chinese making every nook and cranny to make business and to earn some cash (even if they cheat), you see something in that whole country of a billion people. There is this hidden determination, and value. I don't know. I'm too spoilt to understand.
Other than that all, China is beautiful. More pictures here. I wish I could live a few months in Shenzhen. The city reminded me of Japan with all the skyscrapers and lovely architecture. The roads are really organised and you feel a little more peaceful. But it is overcrowded. Millions more than Kuala Lumpur.
But Malaysia is home. I missed curry laksa.