Month: December 2014

Fool on a Chair

I’ve been to many Chinese weddings (or, as we call them here, “weddings”) during my time in the Middle Kingdom. These days, I’m usually the only foreigner in attendance. So, well, if I’m going to stand-out anyway…

There’s something akin to “trick or treat” that one can play with the bride and groom as they make their rounds after the wedding ceremony. And, in the tradition of the Monkey King, I usually opt for the trick.

That is, to stand on a chair and have the bride light a cigarette. This results in the groom lifting her up. Sometimes the cigarette accidentally moves out her reach. Well, okay,  not really accidentally. In any event, depending on how the groom is doing, I’ll eventually stand still and even bend my knees.

So, there you have it, fool on a chair.

Chong Chong at 14 Months

Or, as I like to call it, “Attica! Attica!”

We’d just installed the gate on the door to my office, and Chong Chong wasn’t quite happy with it. That is, he’s trying to get in, not out. Shanshan’s leg and arm are in the background since his walking is still a bit unsteady.

Joy & Peace

I had a little free time while waiting on the wife during one of her shopping excursions, so I walked-up to the rooftop of a building and hung out there for awhile. Took this shot with my iPhone because I’d not recharged the battery in my DMC-GX7.

It is what it is.