Ni Hao (hello in Chinese)!!!
I am back from China. Admit it. You all missed me. I was able to go to the business office in each hotel we stayed in to make sure Bill was keeping you entertained on the blog. Please send him Jordan Almonds for me.
My trip went great. The first day. Okay, halfway through the first day. That’s when I got sick. Violently sick. In the Shanghai Museum. I can’t tell you a thing about their Chinese antiquities, but I can tell you a lot about their bathroom facilities. There are three stalls per floor. The toilet handles twist. They actually provide you with toilet paper there (thank GOD). And a waste basket to throw the used paper in. All of China wants you to dispose of used toilet paper that way since their sewage system is antiquated. I’m thinking I might have come close to bringing all of Shanghai down those first few days that I was sick since I was in no mood to play that game. But that’s too much information.
After I recovered, it was a very interesting trip. I am now coming down with a cold that I got on the flight home from one of the ten people immediately surrounding me hacking and sneezing for twelve hours, so I will cut this short today, but I got lots of great pictures that I will be sharing on the blog over the next few weeks. I will be painting from the best ones so don’t expect to see those. And don’t tell Bill I’m working from photos. You know how he is about that. Such a stickler.
The above is a picture of me and some Jackie Chan clones. Literally, that is what they say they want to be when they finish the Kong Fu school we visited (and they spell it ‘Kong’ instead of ‘Kung’ although that could be another wonderful case of ‘Chinglish’ which I got really into there). They gave us an awesome private performance. That one that I am leaning against is on his way to Hollywood. Speaks English, is personable and cute as a button.