This is a common scene in the area surrounding a new high tech industrial park being build next to our factory in Shenzhen. The land value has sky-rocketed because of the adjacency to the new electronics factory buildings, so the owners of 5 story apartment buildings are tearing them down and building 8 – 9 story buildings (with a higher density inside).
Photos of food in China for the food-obsessed. No… I wasn’t hungry an hour later.
After spending thousands of hours playing ping pong as a youth I decided to test my rusty skills with some friends here in China. Because it’s one of the national pastimes most people tend to be pretty good. Unfortunately I was not. I got smoked by the “number one lady player” at our factory – along with everyone else.. We had a nice Sunday afternoon reunion lunch before playing.
I went to my first badminton match to watch my friend Mike play some of his friends. Badminton is a national pastime and is played the same way Americans bowl – as a social sport. They were very good, but I couldn’t help but chuckle as one of the girls chatted on a cell phone while playing.