Rat Train Station in China

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I found a rather, peculiar station name in China. “Rat Station” is probably a horrible, “translation went wrong” situation. Although I have no idea if that Chinese character actually means rat or not. Either way I though someone might find it funny, I was pretty amused. Also the “Do not touch” text there made me worry if there was some rat poison involved. Harhar!

Chinese Opera Masks a Touch of Ancient China

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I love Peking Opera masks.. they have the touch of ancient China that’s missing from the modern days. Each mask is carefully hand painted and depicts certain kinds of characters. These character types are what make the twists in the stunning stories that revolve around opera in Beijing.

If you are interested, have a look at the different meanings of the opera masks. Every colour means something different. It’s been a long time since I went to see Peking Opera, so I am kind of feeling nostalgic when I am thinking about it already. I’m even thinking of making one all by myself. It’s fun to think about what kind of enhanced features, your personal opera mask would be.

Shanghai Pollution

Shanghai Pollution

Ever tried turning a picture of the pollution in China into black and white. I was astounded at the result.. it looks absolutely dreadful. Indeed lately, once again PM2.5 has been heavily in the Chinese news.. especially those of CCTV that have taken a “central focus” on pushing forward solutions towards solving the problem. Building the worlds biggest climate test facility is forecasting a lot of chemical rain in the near future.. solution, perhaps? long term solution, no way. China needs a sustainable future.