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China will always be the place that never gets old to me, but some events there really pushed me to my limits. Sometimes it was the monsoon season where campus got flooded, sometimes it was air-apocalypse the but I really did like the cats climbing tree.
Let’s start with the smog~
China knows it has this huge problem, sometimes it’s referred to as “low clouds” or “haze” but it’s “SMOG.” My true battle with the smog came after my trip to Macau (gambling =P), getting off the plane I noticed the sky was, well, green and yellow? Air-apocalypse..?
After checking the PM meter( particle matter ), it said Shanghai was 700+!!!
700 is so hazardous…..here’s a comparison. NYC’s, my hometown (shoutout), average OM 2.5 level is around 50-100, which is dusty to our standards. And those are just the bad days. New Jersey, my current residence, (shoutout for Jersey too) is also around 50-80. Compared to 700 in Shanghai..I felt smoked out like a roach lol
Moving on to the floods:
This one of course is up to Mother Nature, but it’s funny. Here in the US, we cancel classes if it’s too cold, snows, rainstorm etc. in China, they don’t lol. Maybe if it’s 1000 PM, which it can get to in Beijing, they cancel classes, or allow students to wear masks in class,
but in the case of floods, nope. Still got class, and even more ,head spinning, is students take off their shoes and socks and strut through the knee high water across campus to class, this deserves a Lol. And a picture;
This one always amazes me, in China, I have never, not once, seen a squirrel.
But, I do see cats taking their places as king of the trees. My first time seeing a cat climb a tree, I actually stood in the middle of campus, and watched him walk sideways up a tree? Naturally the Chinese people must of thought “why is the foreigner standing there watching the cat” and of course they watched me, watching the cat. Oh and someone took my picture too -_-, but back to the cats. After that feat, I though hmm, okay well that’s an interesting cat, until I see it again, this time with picture evidence.
The cost of development I guess, but now I know I’m not crazy…it’s just China!