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International Womens Day In Fujian Province China

Hey Hey and a Big G´Day toya What´s the old saying? Women, can´t live with them, can´t live without them...defiantly the latter! Though they are smarter than us men who have started and contributed to a HUGE percent of all history´s BAD DEEDS along with Mother Earth´s rape and pillage, women have always received the lower end of the deal. Sure Bra´s were burnt, Women´s Rights were introduced into most western societies but is there really equality in our societies? Who is killing the world around us as they dominate society? Men! Take a look at history then look at the present. In the past and in the present, who have held and continue to hold most of the top positions in all societies? Who makes up a huge percent of the armed forces along with filling most of the beds on the `inside´? Who, who who? This list could go on for pages if you really sat down and thought about it. Sure you could create the same list for women as they aren´t 100% perfect, but could you really compare the two lists. A doozey for you to begin with would be the topic of religion and its history. Anyhow, not being one to go on and on, the above were just a few thoughts I threw around my empty head during dinner last night. Why is it this way, why has it always been this way and how long will it continue? Maybe the future of `MANkind´ would be safer with a bit of a shift in the sands over time! OK, though the women's rights movement here in China was `a little´ slow, it is here. It is called Women´s Day and it is celebrated by the Chinese society. The achievements of women in China are celebrated on this day at annual events held by central and local government agencies, including public tributes to the Ten Outstanding Women of the Year. The extent of the local celebrations I believe depend on where you are in China. When I was living in Guangxi, Women´s Day celebrations were such a beautiful occasion. All the towns around mine would celebrate with a graceful singing and dancing event. The women would dress in colourful minority dresses and perform at either the town square or similar place. All knew several types of Asian Dance so the night would be filled with beautiful and exotic movements. After the dancing everyone would head to local restaurant´s where the men would spend the evening yelling toasts to the women around them. It really was such a beautiful time. Here in Fujian the celebrations weren´t as exotic but Women´s Day was just as beautiful. Two nights were set aside for `female only´ volleyball games and last night Canadian Jo and I headed out for a Big Celebration Dinner with Mr Du and friends. I don´t ever seem to recall it being celebrated back home. Maybe it is just another of those occasions that are printed on the calendar and forgotten about like Children´s Day. Both are happily celebrated here in China with large public events. It´s a start and I´m happy it has finally started here. Today I headed out into the fields again, took the same trails as last weekend and you may have noticed that I even took some of the same photos. You think I´ve gone mad don´t you. The same photos! Are you crazy? What a waste of time! Ha Ha! There is a reason behind my stupidity. Well....um....maybe there isn´t a reason behind my stupidity (that comes natural) but there is a reason I took some of the same photos. I finally got myself a new camera/phone. It is the latest Nokia N95. BUT. It is not the normal N95, it is actually the N95 8GB. Yes, you read right, it has 8 Gigs of memory onboard along with the 5 mega pixel camera. I also got it much cheaper than the normal N95 that has only 1 Gig. Either I teach the business owners child very well or maybe it fell off the back of a ship somewhere in the East China Sea somewhere in the Taiwan Strait. Anyhow, I just wanted to see how long the photos take to upload onto Travelpod and also to compare the photos once they are on. Even though it was a dull day weatherwise, the photos actually make it look better than it actually was. It´s a bloody bewdy mate! Beers N Noodles to all the women of the world...shane _____________________________________________ The soundtrack to this entry was the wonderful Mr Bungle The album was the wonderful wonderful wonderful `California´

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Posted by eddakath 17:00 Archived in China

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