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Jul 28

Helping her mother prepare for ballet practice by putting her hair in a bun. #shanghai #onthestreet

Helping her mother prepare for ballet practice by putting her hair in a bun. #shanghai #onthestreet

I passed by this lovely woman on the street today and I was so moved by the words on her shirt, I asked if I could take her photo. She kindly obliged. “Shitty daily life ain’t so bad at all when you look from different angles.” #shanghai #onthestreet #optimist

I passed by this lovely woman on the street today and I was so moved by the words on her shirt, I asked if I could take her photo. She kindly obliged. “Shitty daily life ain’t so bad at all when you look from different angles.” #shanghai #onthestreet #optimist

Waiting outside the construction market #shanghai #onthestreet

Waiting outside the construction market #shanghai #onthestreet

Jul 27

Two months later, letters from my pen pals have finally arrived!! I think my nieces have grown very impatient during this waiting process. The responses are already en route @amezagt @austinwei79 but to add a PS, my favorite color heart is rainbow. Thanks @baysapan for being my pigeon carrier! #myloves

Two months later, letters from my pen pals have finally arrived!! I think my nieces have grown very impatient during this waiting process. The responses are already en route @amezagt @austinwei79 but to add a PS, my favorite color heart is rainbow. Thanks @baysapan for being my pigeon carrier! #myloves

Jul 26

It’s summer time in Shanghai which means collars up for the cab drivers. Generally speaking, the Chinese think extreme cold temperatures are bad for your health. No ice in drinks. No extreme AC. No fan blowing while you sleep. This cab also has complimentary Wifi! #shanghai

It’s summer time in Shanghai which means collars up for the cab drivers. Generally speaking, the Chinese think extreme cold temperatures are bad for your health. No ice in drinks. No extreme AC. No fan blowing while you sleep. This cab also has complimentary Wifi! #shanghai

Jul 25

Summer nights on the Bund #shanghai #bund #上海 #外滩 (at 外滩)

Summer nights on the Bund #shanghai #bund #上海 #外滩 (at 外滩)

Jul 23

I just asked a building’s handyman for his tallest ladder…He reappeared with a 2meter ladder with cloth covering the bottom of each leg rendering the object unstable. After ascending and descending that ladder and reconfirming my debilitating fear of heights, the toothless man holding the ladder for me said, you’re a little crazy, huh? #shanghai #onthejob

I just asked a building’s handyman for his tallest ladder…He reappeared with a 2meter ladder with cloth covering the bottom of each leg rendering the object unstable. After ascending and descending that ladder and reconfirming my debilitating fear of heights, the toothless man holding the ladder for me said, you’re a little crazy, huh? #shanghai #onthejob

#shanghai #onthestreet

#shanghai #onthestreet

Jul 22

Family-on-the-go #shanghai #thebund #上海 #外滩 (at 外滩)

Family-on-the-go #shanghai #thebund #上海 #外滩 (at 外滩)

Just like being on the Bayou #shanghai #onthestreet #chineseingenuity

Just like being on the Bayou #shanghai #onthestreet #chineseingenuity

Jul 21

Back in Shanghai where summer is in full swing. Thrilled to come back to blue skies and a weekend of actual sunsets! #shanghai

Back in Shanghai where summer is in full swing. Thrilled to come back to blue skies and a weekend of actual sunsets! #shanghai

One of the most interesting parts of my trip to Indonesia was experiencing the difference between the predominantly Muslim culture of Lombok and Hindu faith in Bali. Our driver in Bali gave us a beautiful explanation of the daily offerings you see everywhere. “We put out offerings once or twice a day. In the morning and or afternoon. I put it in the car I drive. In front of our homes. Businesses. We put flowers inside baskets. Food. Anything we can eat. We thank the gods for the day of life we just had. We thank them for tomorrow. It is a simple offering but it is important to always give thanks.” #indonesia

One of the most interesting parts of my trip to Indonesia was experiencing the difference between the predominantly Muslim culture of Lombok and Hindu faith in Bali. Our driver in Bali gave us a beautiful explanation of the daily offerings you see everywhere. “We put out offerings once or twice a day. In the morning and or afternoon. I put it in the car I drive. In front of our homes. Businesses. We put flowers inside baskets. Food. Anything we can eat. We thank the gods for the day of life we just had. We thank them for tomorrow. It is a simple offering but it is important to always give thanks.” #indonesia

Jul 19

Destination wedding photographs #mainlanders #bali #indonesia

Destination wedding photographs #mainlanders #bali #indonesia

Chinese Mainland tourists enjoying the view at Ulu Watu #bali #indonesia

Chinese Mainland tourists enjoying the view at Ulu Watu #bali #indonesia

Jul 18

Massive German flags everywhere in celebration of the World Cup winners. Flag vendors in Bali are making a killing #bali #indonesia

Massive German flags everywhere in celebration of the World Cup winners. Flag vendors in Bali are making a killing #bali #indonesia