Friday, October 7, 2011

Golden Week


We're at the tail-end of what they call the Golden Week here in China. From the 1st of October, we have a week's reprieve from work. We actually only get 3 days off, but the working days are rearranged so that the extra 4 days are compensated by working on weekends.

The long holiday spurs a mass migration of people across China. Migrant workers return to their families, while others travel within the country during this time. Given the stress wrought by an estimated 100 million travelers on public transport, we decided to stay put.

In hindsight, we should have just left, as the city was packed with tourists. As we braved the crowd (think EDSA Dos), I asked hubby this. Had it not been for that first time, did he think we would have met at all? But before he could answer, we got separated in the chaos.

Typical in China, I was constantly pushed by those around me. After a quarter of a lifetime here, I've learned to live with it and go with the flow. I was swept by the crowd a hundred meters and more. And after an eternity, the collective mass of bodies finally spat me out onto the sidewalk.

"Nice to see you here," said a familiar voice.

I rushed to his side and placed an arm around his shoulder, as we walked the rest of the way home together.


photo from here

11 comments:

rudeboy said...

Aw, that was sweet, Sean.

Especially the part about being swept up in a surging anonymous mass of people, only to be spat out and swept off by one special person.

Yeeeeeheeee!

lonewolf said...

enjoy your dayss off sean with you partner, marunong ka na ba magchinese like fukyen and mandarin?

egG. said...

kalerkyyy and daming tao dun sa pecchur...

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enjoy your 3day off... maganda sana mag non-stop loving loving kayo sabay sa pagdiriwang ng Golden Week at makailang putok sabay sa kantang firework ni katy perry...

suggestion lang naman.... geh ingats koya sean :)

Kiks said...

well, how was that first time? or am i not just reading enough?

daniel the jagged little egg said...

Enjoy enjoy lang, samantalahin ang 3 day off : )

ZaiZai said...

ang sweet! enjoy the extra days off :)

bien said...

sean, kala ko may golden shower din

ibañez said...

wooohh!!kakainggit,
ahah

Sean said...

@rudeboy: hahaha! thanks rudie. :)

@lonewolf: thanks papa milch. naku di nga ako matuto-tuto. mga kabastusan lang.

@egg: grabe ang dami ng tao eg. salamat.

@kiks: halos idang dekada ago pa kiks. musta na? :)

@daniel: salamat d! :)

@zaizai: thanks zai :)

@bien: lol! hamo mamaya ihahabol namin.

@ibanez: hahaha! thanks ibanez :)

KikomaxXx said...

ahahha ang sweet naman ata niya... nagpapakaclassic...

Blakrabit said...

So, you two first met just like the last scene? (scene talaga kasi parang sarap gawing short.)

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