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I’ve never seen rain and thunder like this in Beijing before… never in my little four years from 2001 to 05. But right now, I see it, and I am scared by it..
I grew up in a city, south China. There is huge huge rain like this every year, and thus the fight against flood every year too. I remember the first time I went to Cambridge in the summer, an old lady said:”Oh, I saw on the teli today when I was queuing in the hospital that there is huge flood in your city now!” And not strange at all — I did not know there was a flood at all, because: a) I was/am a complete ignorant; b) there was no (or maybe NOT MUCH) report of it on my land… oh well, “a)” is definitely the more likely reason…
So when I was little, (yeah, like tiny) I did not mind the flood, nor the dirty road with floating dead little creatures, nor the bicycles swimming through the streets, nor the cars cutting through the streets with 2 giant mud water wings. No, Read the rest of this entry »