I'm Bing. My friends often accuse me of taking more photos of food than I do of them.

(That is a fair assessment.)

For outfits, see what I wore today.
For food adventures, see: fine dining + gourmet.
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Shaanxi countryside photo diary ❤ (a continuation from part 1):

  • Front door of my grandparents’ house (where I spent my toddler years!)
  • Snapshots of the master bedroom, washing station, neighboring rooftops, and front street
  • Burial ground and my great-grandmother’s 1-year death anniversary procession (burned paper money, set off some fireworks, left a giant flower wreath)
  • My uncle’s dog pipi, who roams free but always knows when and how to get back home
  • Abandoned house nearby + communism art deco…?
  • Handmade baby shoes!! My grandmothers/aunts used to sew these by the batches, but it’s gotten trendier to just buy manufactured shoes

I get easily defensive over rural China/农村. It’s not hard to see the disparity gap between the lightning development of first- and second-tier cities and then the negligence and hand-me-downs of the countryside, but what pisses me off more is the dismissive attitude directed toward migrant workers and farmers, especially in the urban areas. Different lifestyles and expectations, but the superiority complex gets tiring. Never do I feel as focused and clear-headed as when I get to go back, when I can surround myself with the type of comfort that’s already going extinct and let the usual distractions slough off like dead skin.

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  7. runrivers said: I really enjoy seeing your photos & reading your comments about your trip.
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