Friday, October 31, 2008
Guess the crowd
When I was walking back from Yang Yang restaurant (located on Suzhou's infamous bar street 'Shiquan Jie') the other day, I was met by and interesting, crowded sight. Sure, this is China: big crowds are part of the every day life, but this crowd seemed so hyped, it made me think something really exciting was going on?!
Bored with the afternoon, I started guessing what could be the occasion:
1. Someone was handing out free samples of rice cookers/chopsticks/bowls
2. A big discount food fair.
3. An early release of train tickets for the upcoming CNY.....?
But of course I was wrong... It was simply the end of an ordinary school day for kids. And mom/dad/ayi/grandpa/grandma were there to pick up their little emperor/princess.
But seriously -what's with the signs? Kids don't recognize their loved ones without them?