東京マラソン2012 (Tokyo Marathon 2012): Part III

面壁九年(めんぺきくねん)
長い間、一つのことに辛抱強く取り組む事のたとえ。
用例:お隣の息子さんは、面壁九年、粘り強く努力を重ね、ついに司法試験に合格した。

みんな格好良かったよっ!
また東京に帰るときはカメラマンではなく、ランナーとしてかえるのを目指す。

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東京マラソン2012 (Tokyo Marathon 2012): Part II, Departure

異口同音
大勢の人が口をそろえて同じ意見を言うこと。多くの人の考えが一致すること。
用例:彼のことを『信頼できる人だ」とみんなが異口同音に言う

天気がよくて気持ちよかった〜 撮影も楽しかった〜
最高だった!

東京マラソン2012 (Tokyo Marathon 2012): Part I, Pre-Departure

温故知新(おんこちしん)
昔の事を研究したり、考える事で、新しい知識や道理を発見すること。過去の事例の中に、現在の難局を乗り切るための知恵が隠されているという教え。
用例:温故知新というが、古典は現代人が抱える悩みを解決してくれる知恵の宝庫だ。

 

感動しすぎて涙が出たよ。

I fixed my pictures

Detroit, MI –> Shanghai, China

Climbing Mt. Tai.

Watching animated old-school Garfield for the first time in a hotel.

Details inside Gugong.

One out of many trees that are older than America.

豆腐脑 (Tofu brain)- a famous appetizer that people eat all the time. Get it from the street vendors.

Channel Beijing

A view of Shanghai’s landscape from 世纪公园 (Century Park).

毽子 (Jianzi)- You kick this like how you do with a Hacky Sack. Children play with this all the time.

In one of the many shopping districts in Shanghai.

A bunch of goldfishes fighting for food- a good metaphor for the Chinese population, haha.

A common view of Jinan, one of the big cities that are trying to make itself like Beijing. The philosophy is to erase the old, add the new; hence the apocalyptic sights. The destruction and constructions have resulted in unwanted moving of old people, transportation difficulties, and pollution. In a few years when everything is perfectly built, a massive destruction will have to start again in order to catch up to even more advanced buildings.

Fried scorpion! I had several, and they were quite tasty.

Nelumbo– lotuses viewed in China as sacred.

Lotus decorations on one of the corridors in Baotu Spring Park in Jinan.

A new H&M inside a historical district in Beijing.

The guardian of many palaces, temples, and towers in China.

Temple of Heaven– very impressive.

You can’t really see it, but there is a long line of people waiting for taxis as they get off the train. Taxi is one of the most popular modes of transportation because of its cheap mileages.

A girl reading the newspaper inside a crowded subway. What I really wanted to capture in this picture was the collar of her t-shirt. It’s popular among Beijing youth to have standing (unfolded) collars when they wear shirts.

Tiananmen

An abundance of police officers. Or read this. But don’t get confused when you see government workers, such as bus drivers, wearing the same uniform.

Shanghai, China –> Detroit, Michigan