A picture says a thousand words. Frederick R. Barnard
I love China!
My favorite aspects of living here are the things you see that get lost in translation, whether it be in words, or in cultural differences. I enjoy observing how our cultures differ and have learned much about tolerance and understanding when people do things differently than me. Many things here are the same, but oh so many are different.
These are a few of the many things we have experienced over the course of our two years living in Shanghai. They have made me smile and I hope will do the same for you. I can only imagine what the Chinese think when they come to America and see all the crazy things we do!
The Chinese tell it like it is
Food safety is always a top priority
Split bottom pants are all the rage with the youngsters
The locals are experts in efficiency
And they can sleep practically anywhere!
But sometimes things just get lost in translation
Then there are those things that you can’t explain no matter how hard you try
And there you have it! After two years, things here continue to make me smile. I hope these pictures gave you a little chuckle today. We all need things that are just a little different to help make our world a happier place.
A special thanks to Jenny Kuchel who shared some of the memories made during her 12 years living in China.