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Just to let you know I am In China. China update on July 16th

Let's meet for coffee and I will share my China experience with you. I tried adding a few photos and my latest update but it was too slow.

The Chinese women are very concerned about their looks as many of the husbands find girls to service their needs. The main past time for the women and men is Ma Jung. I will send a photo of them playing the game.

Life is very much like Canada; people are the same wherever you go. I will say the Chinese are very family oriented and care greatly for their children. A lady I met at a jewelry shop is divorced with a 13-year-old son and the only way she can survive is to live with her parents. She makes 2000 - 2500 yen a month, that is 400 dollars or less and it is quite costly to live in China. The parents also babysit her brother's children. The family welcomed me into their home and offered me dinner.

Driving in China is an experience in itself. The cars go up one-way streets, park on the sidewalks if people are crossing the road you better move out of the way, everyone jay walks and dodges traffic.

The country is one massive construction zone; cranes and cement trucks are the main scenery. They have some unique plans to save energy, the street light have solar panels that are generated by small windmills. The houses look ugly on the outside but are very clean and spacious inside, with exception of the Hong Kong house. It was about 250 square feet. Yet the lady had it extremely well organized.


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  • Gerry

    Interesting ... Thanks Debbie!

    July 18, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    Just getting my slide show together. See you tomorrow.

    July 15, 2013

  • Teresa E.

    Jim and I will be there but we will be on the OTHER side of the counter, ensuring your Meetup is a good one! :)

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Deb - I have to work after all. I am seeing a private client from 3-5 at Acacia Ty Mawr.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to hearing all about your trip Debbie.

    June 28, 2013

  • Janice

    I spent 3 weeks in China in 2010. Glad I went & saw all the tourist stuff like the Great Wall and the Yangzee river but will never go back. Cities are rich but the country folk are very poor.
    Interested in hearing your point of view, when you get back.

    June 28, 2013

  • Lucy R.

    Wow, it sounds like you are having a really interesting time! I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.

    June 27, 2013

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