Sunday, November 29, 2009

The other side of CHINA.

Photo 1: Together, through Warm and Cold

Beyond the northern ( Inner Mongolia ) frontier, spring has arrived but the
cold weather lingered on. Snow fell on this April morning. Flakes danced
in the sky. A middle-aged man tended to his cart, on which sat a little
boy, wrapped up with blanket used to keep the vegetables from freezing.
From time to time, the father would tuck at the blanket to make sure that
his son was all right. These are the words from the photographer: "Set in
the dark and shadowy background and the dancing snow flakes, the pink
puffy face of the little boy stood out in great contrast to that of the
father which was apparently shaped by the caprices of life. And life was
indeed harsh. Father and son only have each other for support. When the
father yelled out a sales pitch on top of his voice, his facial expression
was shockingly touching. One cannot help but be moved."

Photo 2: Love

The father and his son live in an impoverished hilly area. They demand
nothing but a piece of land to call their own. Perhaps they will not have
a chance to see the outside world all their lives -- they will not know
what a staircase is, they will never ride in a taxi, nor will they ever
step into a movie theater. But the truth is these are the people who offer
us everything our lives depend on, generation after generation. The heaven
and earth have nothing to repay them. Love them!

Photo 3: Grandpas' Tears

(Caption on the photo: That day, we found that we were able to attend
school. We were so happy. But grandpa cried. Do you understand? The tears
of an elderly man...) This semester has been dealt with, what about the next?
Photo 4: Amidst Rain and Wind

Your elderly mother and little children are waiting for you to come home
with the day's wages.
Photo 5: Old Man Crying

The old man sells roast yam for a living. Because he doesn't have a
license, his tools were confiscated and his tricycle was smashed, its
chain cut. All the old man can do is to sit there and cry. How is his tomorrow.?
Photo 6: Mothers' Love
Mothers and their children. This is life.

Photo 7: Coal Carrier

Wang Zhizhong worked as a coal carrier. Carrying a basket of coal
weighting 40kg (88 lb), he made his way up a 100m deep mine, and then
walked a distance of 1000m along a mountainous track. For each trip, he
made 1RMB (0.125 USD). He was 17.

Photo 8: I want to go to school

Caption on the photo: That day the English teacher arrived in our village.
She taught us our very first sentence in English: "I want go to school."

Did you hear it? It is a most heart-moving cry.

Photo 9: Care for those forgotten

We must admit that there are people still living within the blind spot of
our society. What if you were one of them?

Photo 10: Spirit to live

No rose, no diamond ring, but if this is not love, what is love?

With enthusiasm, love your life! Love the people around you!

Note :These photographs express emotions, thoughts and beliefs more starkly and sublimely than any words can. I hope some of them will touch you and leave a lasting impression …

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