February Theme Day: Tired

At the Shandong Art Museum, Jinan

February’s theme is tired. This woman looks exhausted. I wonder what life’s thrown at her to drain her so. She looks shindoi, which is a Japanese word for tired, body and soul.

To see more interpretations of the tired theme, or theme about tired people and things from all over the world, click here.


Theme Day: Photo of the Year


The January tradition for City Daily Photo is for bloggers to share their favorite photo of the previous year. I knew immediately it would be these cuties, whom I saw at the ancient village of Zhujiayu.

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Theme Day: Gift


It’s fitting that December’s theme is gift. Here’s a scroll one of my classes gave me. One of the students, whom the others thought was the best calligrapher made it.

I’m posting this online to get a translation. I’ll update this when I get it. I do believe it’s a positive

To see some other wonderful gifts from around the world, click here.

CDP Theme Day: Rock ‘n’ Roll

Jammin’ in the park

This month’s City Daily Photo Theme is “Rock ‘n’ Roll. I’ve chosen a musical photo that’s very Chinese, though far from Chuck Berry et al’s genre.

FYI – the two men are playing a traditional instrument called an er hu.

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