Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Post boxes and bicycles Shanghai early 1990s ©Ingrid Booz Morejohn

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Chinese bachelors

Chongqing 2000 ©Ingrid Booz Morejohn

Here's another hilarious posting by my new follower Mr Li from Lund:

I know it's difficult to imagine that there are going to be 30 million bachelors in 2030, no, no, it should be more, the statistics says that there are going to be 30 million more men than women in 2030 in China.

And also, there are 5 or 6 million Bachelors (of Arts or of Science) graduate every year in China. China is such a country always has huge numbers, it's really a heaven for mathematics lovers. Now one third of these bachelors can't find jobs, majority of them can't find decent jobs. That's life in China, although lots of people are enjoying luxurous life.

But I'm never going to talk about a sad stroy (if later my story is sad, I'll surely never talk about it). I'm going to ask you how to deal with these 30 million male bachelors (and this can be possible only if every woman marries, and the partner must be a man, it's far too difficult)? I'll try to encourage them to have gay-love, the more the better, but avoid AIDS please. To those Bachelors, I'll encourage them to migrate abroad (that was a suggestion from Guo Gan, the fourth or fifth leader in China I guess). Are my ideas ridiculous? Maybe no...

A Japanese bio-genetical professor argues that poor families have more chance to born boys, rich families have more chance to born girls. He proves this, on a way I never understand. Luckily I remerber the conclusion. I will try to born a girl, but a boy is also ok. I'm tolerant, but sorry! Sorry! No bachelor!

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Yu Garden, Shanghai ©Ingrid Booz Morejohn

Gatherings, party and new followers

Is this a gathering or a party? ©Ingrid Booz Morejohn 

I've got a new follower, yippee! Welcome Mr. Li from Lund. I highly recommend everyone to read my new follower's own blog about being Chinese in Sweden (Lund to be specific). Li's blog is called "Little Encyclopedia of Li" and can be found here. He' s not been posting for very long but what is there is both fascinating, sharp-minded and hilarious, a kind of stream of consciousness mental wandering of interesting topics, opinions and thoughts. Here's an excerpt:

Gathering and Party
Yesterday we had a party. Party is one kind of gathering, a gathering of people. If people are all dead, gathering becomes collection. Yesterday's gathering was also a food exhibition, and gathering can also be drinks (usually alcohol) exhibition, and later stupid performance show (I joined this show many times).

That's parties in Sweden. In China we don't have parties. We have something similar to party, that's gathering. People come and sit and talk and drink and eat and leave. That's enjoys for guests, but not for hosts. Hosts will do all of the stuffs. When we were poor (I mean 10 or more years ago) we did this because time was not valuable for us, now people always went to restaurant, for example, my mother doesn't want her carpet to be dirtied.

...[there's more!]

Now tell me Mr. Li, are you the Mr. Li that I think you are or are you another Mr. Li? I'm curious and invite you to comment and exchange thoughts on each others blogs!