HAPPY 2020!! HOPING YOU ENJOY A PROSPEROUS YEAR AND GOOD HEALTH
As a young boy Living in South america my sister lived 4-5 miles from my Aunt’s home where I resided, I would after school collect my sister being younger than me, and walked her home before i then continued on to my place called home.
On the way I came along a narrow stream that intrigued me. It had endless fields as far as the eyes can see of sugar cane, but the water also had another interest to me, This was the possibility of catching big Crabs. As you can imagine it was a kid’d dream to be in a little world of pleasure and inspiring interest, enough to drive me to creating a fishing rod and basic line all made from either my Aunt’s sowing cotton and the rod from a whip-like tree called TAMARIND.
CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
The number of times i actually came so close to catching these feisty crabs is frustrating to me then, as each time i was about to nab one with my make shift net from grandfathers net~vest, he would get away, and i would swear under my breath.
Any way one day i managed to find a kite all tangled in a tree in my aunt’s garden, I merrily scampered up the tree at the age of 7 and man i was like a little monkey with nimble limbs and agility to compare with any cat.
Retrieving the kite and it’s lengthy tail and reel of thread, i hastily rushed to my grandfather’s little garage-come shack tenement [a favorite place of mine to make my own Kites [but that’s another topic to tell you about later] Anyway about this newly acquired kite and its accessories
I began to strip it down and decided to use the good quality lead and tail for my project to create a bloody good and reliable crab trap and fishing rod in the process, the whole evening until late an night when my Aunt came looking for me and giving em a good rollicking and ear tugging, liberated me from my happy work progress.
Next school morning I was eager to continue so i got up 2 hrs earlier and without breakfast rushed down to continue to a complete this at all cost, Hallelujah, it was done so i hurriedly packed it into a make shift carry bag of rattan material, rushed out to collect my sister and take her to school and hide my masterpiece in some bushes i had noted in previous ramblings in the undergrowth
Sister and Brother Thang!
Sherry as usual was always full of happiness and chatter and i met her at the gate of my 2nd Aunt, who [BTW had girl children] hence Sherry stayed with them, while i stayed with the boys group Aunt.
We arrived to her school which was perhaps 500 yards past my school but i loved to hold my sisters hand and give her any sweets i could pilfer from my Aunt’s shop …lol. we giggled and talked about my antics with such laughter we would stop on the road and fall into the bushes almost in tears and childish silliness.
later that afternoon and during our return home walk, i pulled out the creation and showed her, she was thrilled and asked if she could accompany me to watch, of course i said and headed to the river.
It took no more than a few minutes before crabs were tugging at my trap of which was a few crumb of dried fish from the shop i ”Borrowed” lol. pulling in my catch was easy and man on man it was just wonderful to see these big guys snapping away with huge claws to get away, but not this time brothers
Your days were finally numbered, we were running late 1 hr and missed our due home time slot, and we would be in deep trouble, well i would.
Again i hid my catch in the bushes and hurriedly to walk her back home arriving 10 mins later, she was safe and home, me i was running back to my hidden treasure and catch and proudly removed them from the hiding place and again ran home arriving much later than i ever was, i was scolded and received a few slaps on the leg a quick cold meal while my aunt took the crabs and disappeared into the kitchen.
It was Fabulous Crab Soup i received for dinner the following evening, as my aunt looked at me with a little softer demeanor and appreciation in her eyes, i think i made her day in the end.
The Beginnings and Awareness
I was always interested in how different nationalities behaved and reacted during my approach and communication with them, it became a form of unique pleasure and excitement.
It fascinated my interests so much that i was forever making new friends especially the quiet ones that no one seem to noticed or sit alone from the crowed I expect that was a part of that growing period and minority feeling when not in our native country
I remember joining a elocution class that was arranged by the school in UK, this was a Three day per week activity and was part of the school curriculum, in was targeted at none native children from all over the world.
This was a great idea and gave me in my curiosity to get involved start process building connections and friendships Effectively across the Globe in my school? Later as an adult this evolved from the simple internet penfriends, to social media Facebook, Viber, Whats-app, QQ, We-chat, Google, and others.
Decision Making and Future Proofing
My interest peaked and became more intense driving me to extend this in the real life situation to travel taking me to Asia, China. hence, chinese4idiots site really is to give you some ground rules and overview of Chinese culture and the language Mandarin which is spoken on the mainland mainly.
To assist your travels and make it less daunting than it can be, also you feel prepared in some way to ask directions, order food, buy travel tickets and more.
Open to Changes & Adapting
In China i found that being open to changes, cultural differences, and norms therein was astonishing and gave me strength in my earlier interests to actually witness to be hands- on and experiencing full-on what the locals were doing and attitudes, especially as a foreigner, it was more intriguing as there were situations where i was called ” A Real Foreigner”, you from Africa or India?
CHINESE ON FOREIGNERS IN CHINA
HAPPY 2020 HOPING YOU ENJOY A PROSPEROUS YEAR AND GOOD HEALTH
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Yesterday evening i found a big kite high in a tree, the line was laid across top of bus stand. i tried 30 min with fun but not succeeding to get it down, the line broke and we laughed, finally taking a few ghostly photos, What DO you think on photos? pic.twitter.com/Wm7RpiGugi
— Christopher (@SMyscribble) January 3, 2020
Yellow On Black and White
In other situations Chinese discussed with me that only white people lived in UK and USA, ha! ha! and black live in Africa and India, of course Brown don’t come into this equation, whats BROWN? This was a shock to me honestly as i then appreciated just how backwards they were about the world stage. Also, as a huge country this was going to be a normal response during my travels around the China’s provinces.
As you may already appreciate now i am not white, i am in fact from south-America [Latin-America] so even in my country i would imagine in some places people may have similar views of creed, color and religion not being exposed to it. I totally support and endorse that travelling and cultural interactions are the richest experiences anyone can achieve in their lifetime.
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