Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Zhao Qing – Chinese Culture and Familial Obligations in a Chinese Village

May 3rd, 2010
A map of where Zhao Qing is in China and relative to Shenzhen

So as a favor to my father I filled his shoes over this labor day weekend at my ancestral village in Zhao Qing (肇庆). The following is an account of the events that transpired in a humorous, reverent, and at times frustrated tone. You try explaining to every relative you run into (that's basically the ...

Tombsweeping in Hong Kong

April 26th, 2010
A Hall in the first tomb

There's about 1000 spaces on each side of this hall - can you smell the money? :) - probably not the smell of incense is quite potent My Grandmother and Grandfather - the picture was recently updated to include both of them. Some people gathered outside waiting for their turn to bow and make offerings to their ...

A Late Night Rant

February 3rd, 2009

What follows is a little late night catharsis and reflection -  I'm sure more things of this type will follow in time.  If your feeling sentimental dig right on in! So it occurred to me today that perhaps a brief release might aid in my tollerance of my day to day life here in China. Perhaps a candid ...