Below are some photos taken around Huadu, Guangzhou. Each has a story to tell, but that will have to wait for another time.
You may recall a certain restaurant’s disappearance. I was heartbroken over its loss. They alone served a mighty tasty beef dish. I knew only the picture and had never considered deciphering the name. You may also recall the appearance of a familiar pooch, one who stood forlorn on the side of the street, raising further… Continue reading On a Restaurant’s Disappearance in Huadu, Guangzhou
It was an odd sight. Dark had settled over Huadu, and I was off to dinner. Night comes early here, and even with the clock a few ticks away from 7:00 PM, visibility was low, low, low. Still, it was hard to miss the commotion beside the primary school. There were hard men all around.… Continue reading Feeling Terrified in Huadu, Guangzhou
I had never lived in a tropical climate. I had not anticipated the oppressive rain that I would have to deal with week after week. While the rest of the world was blanketed in snow, Huadu was drowned in wet. The first of the three was taken recently. The weather had kept me from uploading… Continue reading More Flooding in Huadu, Guangzhou
That I have not mentioned my uniform-clad students as of late does not mean that their militaristic shouts and cries have faded from the early hours of the morning. I did not feel it deserved mention. It has become so commonplace that I forgot it was noteworthy. What birthed this amalgamation of words one calls… Continue reading Still Feeling Safe in Huadu, Guangzhou
I have a final exam in the afternoon, but I decided I had enough time to test one of the roads that passes GDCP. For the longest time, I have been trying to leave Huadu by foot. I have been going up and down all of the roads to see if any lead out of… Continue reading More on a Restaurant’s Disappearance in Huadu, Guangzhou
Gone. I woke up yesterday and found the shutters closed. It was odd, and I thought to myself, “they’re gone.” I don’t know how I knew, but somehow it felt off. I would later return and find the shutters slightly ajar. Gone. Bare concrete were carpet had once been laid. None of the restaurants previous… Continue reading A Restaurant’s Disappearance in Huadu, Guangzhou