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With Global Partners in Life returning from another trip to China, I wanted to share with you some of the sights enjoyed on the trip. Are you ready to see them?

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Since the World Cup is being hosted by Russia this year, I had to share this with you. Did you know that soccer is the most popular sport in the world? It is equally popular in China, and they take it very seriously. As you can see, this soccer field is equipped to be utilized at night. Seeing a soccer field is very common at schools in China when the schools have some land to use. Many private schools will incorporate a soccer field into their playground, and some of them are made of a soft surface like the new running tracks.

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This photo was taken at a coffee shop in China. Do you know what this device is for? This piece of technology allows you to have 3 options to pay for your purchase. It will read a QR code from your phone, it will read your fingerprint, and it can even do facial recognition. All of those options are linked to a financial account! Wow, I am not sure about all of that! I still prefer to use cash when I am in China!

New Sights in China -

Speaking of coffee, I wanted to show you this photo of a sign. I am not a coffee drinker, but I did think coffee was consumed by drinking it . . . not eating it!

Hopefully you enjoyed the sights today! If you have a chance to travel, I encourage you to take advantage of it!

Sports Nuts

January 20, 2015 — Leave a comment

I know it is a cliché to say someone is a sports nut or an individual is crazy about a sport, but I have living proof that they really do exist. Just before Christmas of 2014, I was in a Northern city in China. I was walking down a street looking for a taxi. There was an extremely nice park beside a creek, which I have visited before. I know this park is crowded in the summer, but today was very different because it was very cold and there was about two inches of snow on the ground.

In the summer this park is utilized very well, and not just by people walking a pet, cyclists, or children playing. This park is also used as a place for the local people to gather and enjoy life together by singing, playing musical instruments, and doing morning exercises. Well, this day provided me with an unexpected surprise. With snow on the ground and a temperature of about 20 degrees, this is what I saw: a ping pong game!


One opponent is wearing gloves and a hat while the other player doesn’t have either. I must compliment their passion for the game. By the way, they were the only people in the park playing ping pong.

If you look at the background in the next picture, you can see someone sitting on a bench. Granted, the wind wasn’t blowing so that didn’t add to the low temperature, but it wasn’t exactly sitting in the park kind of weather. I don’t know if walking, or sitting, in a park can be considered a sport, but if it is, these people are all fanatics!