So I finally went all the way back to my roots, where my great grandfather and my grandfather immigrated from. I’m not putting any pictures of how the place looked like, but rather objects which had a lot of meaning and memories to me.
This is a sign with every existing person who lived in my village after a certain date.
This is a chart of the yearly basketball tournament, local area vs local area. We got to finals, but unfortunately lost this year. First time losing, ever, and whats funny is a fight broke out after. Pride is a serious thing.
This is a nearby city which is very famous because more than a handful of movies have been shot here, it has a really amazing atmosphere.
Just an example of the things they were selling in the stands, in that city.
I was so happy once I was able to taste real Guangdong food for the first time since last year. My cousin said I should open a business and cook it the traditional way like this.
Setting heaps of grass on fire to refertalize the land, it’s amazing to see it in real life.
After the whole going back to the roots experiences, I decided to go to the most southern point in China and meet up with Ryan and Jerry. Weather everyday there is 25 degrees, truly a tropical paradise.
Also got to see quite a few tropical rain forest, they’re actually very lush and beautiful.
Then traveled all the way back to Beijing with Ryan. Got stuck sleeping in a resturant waiting for our train to arrive.
You know what they say, any place is good with good company.
I’ve learned a lot from going back to my roots and I feel it’s changed my perspective of everything. If you were able to see exactly where you came from, you would probably be moved too.