So much hurt right now.
Images are playing on the Shenzhen Metro cars' TV screens as I sit here. The other big story? Bird flu.
Cars also enjoy driving and parking on them. I almost just got hit by one.
Shixiabei, Futian, Shenzhen.
This is a first. I'm interested to see the pH level of my water. Water brand: Nongfu Spring.
It rained in Shenzhen for three days straight prior to my departure from the city on Wednesday. This is the result:
A massive sinkhole apparently brought on by heavy rain opened up in Shezhen, China, swallowing a security guard alive and causing nearby residents to evacuate. Yang Jiabin, 25, was walking in the Futian district near new construction yesterday afternoon when the ground gave way beneath him, opening into a 26 foot-wide, 52 foot-deep crater; despite the quick arrival of rescue workers, he reportedly died on-scene.
Futian is the district I live in. Scary.
By the way, why does it seem so difficult for foreign journalists to correct spell 'Shenzhen?' Roughly half of the news articles I read about my city misspell its name.
At least I wasn't in a situation of having to wait in line to buy anesthesia while bleeding profusely out of a cut on my hand. Unfortunately that was the exact situation of the man standing behind me. I did my good deed for the day and let him switch places with me in line. Hope the surgery on his hand was successful.
Nanshan Hospital. Nanshan, Shenzhen.
This is why you should heed their warning. Coco Park, Futian, Shenzhen.
Ladies, if your arms actually look like this in real life, it means you had some extreme birth defect and are currently also severely malnourished.
Shopping Park Metro Station. Coco Park, Futian, Shenzhen.
From the China Daily:
[The above photo is a] combination of 225 photos taken at the same angle from a building on the Third Ring Road between 8 and 9 am from March 1, 2012 to March 5, 2013 record the different shades of blue and grey skies that shroud the Chinese capital. Beijing has been suffering dangerous levels of pollution in the past year and the city has promised to take effective measures to curb the choking smog.
A few years ago I had a discussion with an Australian man living in Beijing and he told me that for all the time he spent in Australia in his youth and older age, the single most beautiful day he ever saw happened to be in Beijing. As you can see above, there are some amazingly beautiful and serene days. You can also see there are days when the pollution makes it so dark outside the windows reflect the interior ceiling lights in the middle of the day.
By the way, the headline of this China Daily post is, "Beijing's 225 shades of grey." Is this supposed to be a play on the novel 50 Shades of Grey? If so, *slow clap*.