Saturday, January 25, 2014

Old Town Ci Qi Kou in ChongQing China 老城磁器口在中国重庆

We went here to CI QI KOU 磁器口 with friends and had a great time!!! We went with Ken my Chinese friend in this video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmIGaoRU0QE


My Daughter Emily and Grant Johnson



Also taught at an English school, Ken's school, in downtown ChongQing ShaPingBa area and had a great time there too. Christa had a class, and I participated in another. The kids in the class I was in were great! Had a good talk with them too.  They work so hard, study so much, and yet they too have hopes and dreams for other things. 

When I showed one young man our music studio because he liked music, his face fell a bit as he realized he would never be able to do that soon, being obligated to studies from morning until late at night, every night. 

This was a Saturday that he was also at a special English school getting even more learning. 

I feel like kids need more time to play and have social interaction, and I can tell that these kids too, want that. 

They need that, but they are feeling the realities of what happens if you don't study hard and get the consequences of lack of future opportunities.

it's way cooler than I thought it would be, and the people experience in public places is tops here. We're having a great time with so many people.

Here are several photos taken from the video (screen captures):









PHOTOS:
Adam eating the honey candy chew  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

the musicians at the tea house  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

the candy mix and pounding table  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

the packed streets  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

Audrey getting some money out to pay the lady for candy honey  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

Audrey getting professional calligraphy advice  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

Emily in the tea house  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

looking at family photos with the musicians  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

pounding the candy dough mix  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

churning the sticky rice  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

on the streets  photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios

in the tea house, the musicians photo © 2014 grant johnson enoch studios




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