Tuesday, May 02, 2006

bye shanghai

shanghai and i, not exactly love at first sight. first few hours in town and i borrowed a bicycle and went as far south as i could, passed some freeways and stumbled onto a crumbling neighborhood - buildings blown wide-open, some of them had no solid walls, just laundry lines and some corners. there was a line of fruit stands, and i strolled through, bought a watermelon, and watched kids smoke cigarettes. some dude was chilling on a hammock in the middle of some rubble, and he looked cozy. in the background, there were ugly residential skyscrapers, all standing their with the same blank faces, making their way throughout the city.

more soon...