Rain

In China there is a saying. Xia yu le, 下雨了 it means it's raining. Chinese are famous for always stating the obvious. I woke up today and thought, it's raining. Lately, I wake up every day to rain. It's been raining in Guangzhou now for a month. I am starting to state the obvious. Back in Albuquerque, where I am from, we would give up our first born to see rain like this for even an hour. People would be dancing in the streets. A weeks worth and people would be smiling and excited because we have water! Here in Guangzhou it only makes people tired and crazy. It feels like I haven't seen the sun since forever. Everything is wet, my shoes, my socks, my clothes. Everything has a dampness to it, making life heavy and slow. From my window on the 15th floor people hide under umbrellas in defiance to the weather. It's crazy. I am always feeling ehhhh it's raining I'll just stay in the apartment and work today. I've been saying that for a month. I come from the desert and this weather is downright dreadful! I used to love it when it rained. Now I sneer, it's raining... again! That's what it does in China. It rains, and rains, and rains and when it rains everyone in Guangzhou is either walking the new gigantic malls, hanging out in the metro or having morning tea 早茶 or what we like to refer to as dim sum! Ahhhh morning tea and Cantonese breakfast, a real delight on a rainy day, or week, or month!

A raining day in Guangzhou and people are hurrying on their way to their favorite zao cha restaurants

A raining day in Guangzhou and people are hurrying on their way to their favorite zao cha restaurants

A very busy zao cha restaurant in the heart of Hong Kong....

A very busy zao cha restaurant in the heart of Hong Kong....