Thursday, September 13, 2007

Enough elbow room?

Well, I borrowed this line from the book China Road I mentioned in a previous posting. With 1.3 billion people, this is a busy place. 49 cities of more than 1 million people, most of them you never heard about. Even Xiamen where we are is 3 million people. And most of us have never heard about it, right?
People all around... It reminds me of a funny situation. A few days ago, visiting apartments with a real estate agent. Suddenly at the corner of a building, a couple of people join us, no introduction, no idea who they are, where they come from, how do they know about what we are doing or why they joined us. Few minutes later, two more people joined... before I knew it, there were 6 of us visiting the apartment with us, and they disappear one by one as strangely as they had appeared...
That afternoon the story repeated itself several times. Another exotic moment...
(Photo: fisherman and jogger in front of the apartment this morning at 8AM)

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