Jeanne and I spent this lovely Saturday afternoon enjoying the 75 degree weather and bright blue skies (zero air pollution, woo woo!) in Fuxing Park. Fuxing Park is in the center of the French Concession and is surrounded by gorgeous gated colonial mansions. I brought a blanket and we just mixed right in with the locals on the field, soaking up some vitiman D. As we lay there, we listened to some Chinese women sing extremely high-pitched (ear-shattering) opera. Actually, to most foreigners it would sound high-pitched and ear-shattering, but we didn't really even notice the singing...I guess that may mean we are no longer tourists. There were also Chinese men playing trumpets and people of all ages dancing in lines around the park. Women and men of all ages performed all kinds of martial arts along the park's paths. it was a perfect day to sit in Fuxing Park and embrace China. I absolutely love going to parks in China because they instantly put you in an amazing mood. Parks are filled with people who are exercising, smiling, having picnics and they bring people of all ages together. Sitting in a Chinese park surrounded by flowers, smiling people, children playing, people dancing and singing just brightens your day and fills you with positive energy!
My name is Allie or 何爱俐, and I am enjoying my fifth year of living in China. I started out studying Chinese in Beijing at 北京首都经贸大学, then teaching in Shanghai at 上海中学国际部, and now I am attending business school at 北京大学汇丰商学院 in Shenzhen. Read my blog to follow my adventures...Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments!