Street Photography Portfolio

Two Viewers and One View

I chose this photo because of the two objects, the two men, in this photo are looking towards the same way.  The man closest to the camera is blurred whereas the older man in the background is focused.  This draws a connection to the theme which is the past and present of China; hence, when they’re looking at the same way, this means they’re both living towards the future.

Thus, something interesting in this shot is first, the composition.  The man closest to the photo follows the rule of thirds where his composition is at the very left margin in the rule of thirds.  On the other hand, the older man in the back is farther but are in two of the margin in the rule of thirds.  Additionally, the color blue of the old man drags attention to the viewer and the green letters in his back act as a spotlight in the photo strengthens the focus.

To improve. I can be further away from the man closer to make him clearer and maybe less clear.  Thus, drawing more meaning to the photos.

A Talk about the Past

I chose this photo because the objects, the two old ladies, are very interesting.  The two ladies who are having the conversation are totally absorbed in their topic.  In the background, other elders are sitting on the same bench from the leading line of the bench.  This draws a connection to the theme of the photo which shows China’s past and present because the two ladies represent the past while they are in the present.

Some of the technical skills and interesting facts about this photo are the composition and angle of the shot.  First, the composition of the two ladies in the photo is they’re facing towards each other, looking in the opposite direction.  However, one lady, the lady sitting on the bench, looks at the same direction as the other elders in the background, but her body gestures suggest she’s leaning forward to the other lady on the bench which connotes the meaning of the focus of the photo is about the past.  In addition, the bushes and benches in the back create an organized pattern, creating another leading line to the focus of the photo.

To improve, I would try making the photo black and white to convey a different feeling and also zoom in more to emphasize the focus of the photo.

The Old Man and the Children

I chose this photo because this shows a very clear theme of past, present, and future.  Firstly, the man in the front sitting on a chair with bushes and leaves surrounding reveals the past of China.  Secondly, the two women pushing two children in a cart in the back of the photo shows the future.  Furthermore, the grey brick wall also denotes the negative side of the future since the colors usually represent the darkness.

Some techniques and interesting aspects are the compositions where the children and ladies in the back cover half of the photo and the man on the right covers the other half, perfectly details the two sides of the photo.  Moreover, the colors, as said before, clearly draws a connection to the theme where green signifies the past and black and white of the brick wall signifies the future.

To improve, I would say trying to take the photo in a different angle to make it more vivid and not this rigid.

A “Hi” on the Bikes

I chose this photo because of the actions and movements on the bikes.  This snapshot captures two groups of people.  The first group is the main focus which is the man and the kid on the tricycle in the mid-ground, this layer of the photo represents the past and future because of the tricycle-cart they’re sitting in which is from traditional China, whereas the kid in the cart represents the future.  Additionally, the man in the foreground is blurred, just the same as the people in the background behind the bridge, drawing a connection to China’s present.

The color red of the cart and the door in the background creates connection, showing the relation of past and present.  Furthermore, the pink jacket the kid in the cart is wearing not only conveys a child’s naiveness and innocence, but also connects to the other two red objects in the photo, drawing a connection to the past and present.  The rule of thirds is used horizontally where the main focus, the man waving and his tricycle, is in the middle, while the foreground and background is blurred but still connoting meaning.

To improve, if possible, I would line the object to show the people inside the cart more and the man can be more blurred so that the focus can be clearer.

Still vs. Move Between the Waters

I chose this photo because of the main object and the background supplementary objects of this photo. Specifically, the main focus, the old man, sits still beside a lake, waiting for fish; on the other hand, the carts on the other side of the river are moving fast in a line.  Thus, this still position and movement on the other side creates a strong contrast.  On the contrary, the theme of China’s past, present, and future is denoted through the clothing and color of objects where the old man wears a blue modern shirt with a cap while the carts on the other side have the color red and are designed traditionally.  Hence, these show the theme of China’s present and past.

As said before, the color reflects the theme well in this photo; however, the composition gives more meaning.  The photo follows the rule of thirds horizontally because the old man in the foreground are in the bottom margin while the water in the lake is in the middle and the carts are in the background.  This shows the distance between the objects which draws the meaning that the man is longing to be with the carts but it’s hard to achieve.  The reflection in the lake emphasizes the theme of past stronger.

To improve, I would take the photo in a different angle, perhaps placing the man in the center of the photo.

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Hutong Photo Day Plan of Action

The photographer Yanidel inspires me the most because I like how he focuses on simple objects but conveys a lot of meanings behind the photo.  His photos usually contain one or two objects (people) where the two or one are somehow connected to the background meaning.  Additionally, his composition and use of color are clear and easy to follow but still, tells a story to the viewers.

Examples:

I would adopt this photography style by having patience and taking quick and accurate shots to my target.  I would find a good position and shoot shots that convey meaning and story behind.  I would try different angles of the same object with accurate shots and try to give as many options to choose as possible.  Moreover, I could also emphasize the colors of the photos since it’s a unique style of Yanidel’s.

I hope to accomplish as many photo options as possible so I can have enough shots to choose from.  In addition, I would try to get close and quick to the object to achieve the goal of taking clear and meaningful shots.  Lastly, I would try to convey the meaning of China’s past, present, and future thoroughly through the photos.

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Analysis of 3 Street Photographers

Photographer #1: Nick Turpin

In this street photograph, the camera is taken through a window, focusing on a man sitting on the bus with his bag on his lap.  He’s facing the window but eyebrows locked, seems like thinking something serious.  In the front, the window creates contrast with the man’s expression where there are three children drawing of a car, an animal and a sun.  The image is in color where there are red bars standing out, blocking the man’s view to the left, this difference between black and white photos not only symbolizes the man’s in his own world but also the red that signifies enthusiasm contrasts with the man’s seriousness.  The composition of the image is calm and quiet, it is to evoke a feeling of loneliness and seriousness.  The photographer who took this photo is taken outside of a bus’s window on a rainy day, he is probably standing close to the object where he captures the thoughts of the man clearly.   The photographer might be standing still and the angle of viewpoint is straightly toward the object, no tilts.  There is a lot of information captured in the image where there’s one man in focus and a women in front cropped as well as some drawings on the window; therefore, the photographer probably used a wide angle lens to let the viewers observe a variety of objects in the photo.  I would give this photo a title of “Adults versus Children” because the man seems to represent the adult world where everything seems serious and is constrained in boxes (the red bars framed the man inside) and the childish drawing highlights the unconstrained thoughts and imaginations of children.  I would have a chance to ask questions to the photographer, I would ask how he took it and why he took it.

Photographer #2: Yanidel

 

In this street photograph, the focus is on a woman wearing a red mask and holding a red flower.  She is facing to the left of the photo and seems to be waiting for someone beside a balustrade.  The image is in color and though black and white photos can make the photo focus on the people or objects inside, in this photo, the color makes the photo unique.  Because the color red of the mask, the flower, and a passerby in the back not only connect together but also contrasts with the feelings it conveys where the women seem like waiting for someone and wanting to give out the flower.  The photo is both chaotic and calm in a way, in which it’s chaotic in the background where there are people passing by to and fro behind the women and it’s calm because the main focus, the women, seems evokes loneliness.  The photographer’s position is interesting because the photo seems taking from or outside of the railings.  It might have been taken from the stairs that are to the left of the women and not in the shot.  The angle of the shot is tilted upwards toward the line of railings in a steady position, this puts the women in a high position, accentuating a feeling of cold and high but still giving hope to connect with others.  The photographer used a narrow lens to focus on only the women where the other people in the photo are blurred completely, isolating the women from the background.  If I would to title it, I would say “The Woman Waiting for Her Rose” because the photo can be interpreted as woman’s waiting to give out her rose.  I would ask the photographer why he took and photo and how he positioned his camera to take it.

Photographer #3: Saul Leiter

 

In this street photograph, a variety of objects are overlapped with each other where first, a young boy is watching out from a window, and the window reflects a man walking upstairs into a house, additionally, there’s seems to be a third layer of a car’s window frame.  The image is in black and white, which focuses on the actual context of the photo as well as the feeling the photo conveys.  The composition is complicated where the boy seems to be watching a man walking upstairs inside a window and through a car.  Though the photo involves a complicated of objects overlapping, it is calm and still, embracing to a sense of loneliness, curiosity, and farewell.  Looking from another perspective, the car window of brightness and the darkness on the upper part of the photo split the photo in half, showing the two worlds the man and the boy are in.  The photographer’s probably standing closely outside the window towards the boy framing both the reflection of the window and the object behind the window.  This drags the viewers’ interest in which they want to see all the things happening in the photo.  The photographer used a small lens where it focuses on a near object and its reflection, isolating everything else but because of the reflection, the small lens still captured a lot of information where there are three layers in the photo.  If I would to give a title, I would name it “The Black and White World: A Boy and A Man” because the two main objects in the photo is a boy and a man and the photo is in black and white.  Another meaning with the “black and white” is that it creates a feeling of loneliness and separation.  I would ask the photographer how he took all three layers and if there are more objects in the photo I didn’t notice.

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Street Photography Day #2

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Photo #5

Critiques for Photo #5:

In this photo, the rule of thirds is applied through the man/object is placed on the one-third to the left side of the photo, making the audience easier to look at.  The focus of the photo is the man and his tricycle, giving the audience a sense of loneliness as if he’s waiting for someone from the road.  The color is adjusted to black and white, not only appealing to the old and traditional photos, but also providing visual weight to the audience on the context behind the photo. Specifically, the color of the man and the bike is much darker than the rest of the photo, dragging the audience’s attention profoundly.  The line between the bushes and ground almost splits the photo in half, drawing a disconnection from the elder’s world and the life outside.  In addition, there’s a horizontal wire line near the top of the image, separating the photo with another rule of thirds horizontally.  The trees in the back appeal to the audience with a feeling of vicissitudes and past, recalling the audience with their own stories from the past.  Furthermore, the light from the left causes the shadow of the tricycle and the vehicles in the back extending to the right, emphasizing the tone and mood of the former days.  One aspect that can make the photo better is to try to zoom in to the elder and his tricycle or crop the top and bottom for the audience to view it easier and to express the theme of the photo clearer.

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Dragon’s Eye Exhibition

Title of Photo: Flood Line

Name of photographer: Gilbert Choy

Where you saw it: Outside of the cafeteria in the Dragon’s Eye Exhibition

Connection to me: The photo connects to me from the objects and setting, in which the man, the bike, and the flood line give a clear and vivid background of Beijing.  The color yellow, red, and orange represents China and the Chinese culture, strongly connecting to my personal life.  In addition, the wall behind has withered vines in black and white color with the wall, displaying an old Beijing life and appealing to the audience with normal people’s life in China.

Technical skills & Artistic skills: The composition of the three main objects: the bike, the man, and the flood line create juxtaposition in the photo, simple but meaningful.  Furthermore, the color of the photo is in the color scheme of red, providing the Chinese cultural context behind the photo.  In addition, the whole picture is almost symmetrical with respect to the “flood line” Chinese characters, dragging the audience’s interest.  The pattern and texture of the wall behind are presented through the vines, pulling the audience inside the photo.

 

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Street Photographer: Saul Leiter

Photographer: Saul Leiter

Style: Saul Leiter’s photography style is not notable, but still gives the viewer a feeling of a certain mood the photograph tries to convey.  Although street photography mostly consists of black and white photos, Leiter’s applied color photography in his photography career and become a pioneer in color photography; thus, vivid street color is a major feature in his style.  Another interesting characteristic of Leiter’s photography is his use of composition, in which in most of his photographs, he would place an object that represents or symbolizes a certain meaning in the front of the photo, and would structure the main/dominant element of the photo in the back.

Photo #1:

In this photo, the style of Leiter’s photography is clearly shown.  First, the color red on the “Haircut” sign and the color red on the “Coke Cola” sign behind creates a strong connection.  Second, the composition of the “Haircut” post and the “Coke Cola” sign behind illustrates a contrast with the man facing rightwards, symbolizing the man’s confusion and hesitation when he’s standing in front of the counter.  In addition, the mirror that reflects the sign and the man also gives uniqueness to the photo, the reflection represents the two-sidedness, further developing the man’s feelings and demonstrating the meaning of choice.

Photo #2:

In this photo, the unique style of Leiter’s photography is represented detailed.  Firstly, the color orange and the color scheme related to orange in the photo is displayed completely, where the banner, the window, the reflection on the car, and the person walking beside all contain the element of the color orange.  Secondly, the composition of a black car in the front also reveals style, in which although the main focus is on the person and the bar beside, the car is placed in the front stage of the photo, telling the audience the relationship between the car and person or the store behind.  Furthermore, the reflection on the car is placed in the photo that consists almost half of the photo, unfolding not only the photographer’s intention of showing two-sidedness, but also engenders a sharp-feeling atmosphere.

Links to Online Work:

https://www.leitercatalog.com/leiter-photography.html

https://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/street_photography/saul-leiter/

https://www.wallpaper.com/art/saul-leiter-street-photography

Citation:

Admin. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WORLD, www.streetphotographyintheworld.com/masters-of-street-photography-by-carlo-traina/masters-street-photography-saul-leiter/.

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Street Photography Day #1

On this day in class, we went out and took street photos in the park across the street from the school (April 12th).  We spent about 45 min and were free to wander around the park in an effort to capture candid “day to day life” in China/at the park.

Photo #1:

Description of the photo:

This is a photo of two old ladies having a conversation, one lady is on a wheelchair, the other is on a bench.

Why did you choose this one?

I chose this photo because I really like the atmosphere of relaxation and how the two ladies are speaking energetically towards each other.  The two ladies drag my interest because although they look elderly but they still have a lot of energy when having their conversation.

How did you get this photo?

I got this photo when I walk by a small family market where the two ladies were sitting beside.  The appearance of them seems old but their active talk between them made me stop by and took this shot.

Photo highlights?

The two ladies (object), the composition of the two, the soft sunlight (light), the elders sitting beside them on the same bench looking away…

What did you learn from this photo?

I learned that I still need to adjust the lighting to make the photo has not too much highlights of white.

Photo #2:

Description of the photo:

This is a photo of a tricycle and a few elders sitting beside watching something on the right of the photo.

Why did you choose this one?

I chose this photo because I like how the composition of the tricycle is in the front while the people are in the back, it reflects their daily life through the tricycle.  The lighting from the right also creates shadows to the left, creating an interesting setting.

How did you get this photo?

I got this photo when I was standing aside from the road to get a perfect angle.  Because the square dancers are dancing, the objects of this photo (the four people) turn their heads to the same direction to watch the performance; therefore, creating this unique photo.

Photo highlights?

The lightings and shadow, the composition of tricycle in the front, casual atmosphere…

What did you learn from this photo?

The focus of this photo is on the tricycle not on the people behind, so I need to adjust the focus to make it focus on the objects behind.

Photo #3:

Description of the photo:

This is a photo of a man waking a dog along the road towards forward.

Why did you choose this one?

I chose this photo because I really like the objects of a man and a dog and the light is from the back so the shadows are facing forwards, making the man and the dog walking towards their shadow.  In addition, the man in front of the main objects is position right on the leash, making a unique photograph.

How did you get this photo?

I got this photo when I was walking behind the two finding new objects.  I noticed there’s not a lot of people on the road and the man and the dog will create an interesting photo.

Photo highlights?

Objects (man and dog), shadow and lighting, composition (objects in middle)…

What did you learn from this photo?

I didn’t have enough shots to choose from therefore I had a limited angle of shots.

Photo #4:

Description of the photo:

This is a photo of a woman, who’s facing sideways, and a kid, who’s holding a blue ball and facing forward.

Why did you choose this one?

I chose this photo because I really like the cuteness on the kid and how the woman’s protecting the kid while also wanting to get shot by us photographers.  As the photo shows, the main objects are the two people, which means it’s very clear for the audience/viewers to see.  Furthermore, the blue ball the kid’s holding also creates visual weight that drags the viewer’s attention.

How did you get this photo?

I got this photo when I was standing to wait for the perfect shot along the side of the street.

Photo highlights?

Ball, kid, woman, light from right and shadows…

What did you learn from this photo?

I didn’t have enough shots to choose from therefore I had a limited angle of shots.

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A Guiding Booklet about Sheila Birling

For the literary element project, I focused on the element of characterization, in particular, the character Sheila Birling in J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls.  I have chosen to produce a booklet as a guiding path of Sheila Birling’s characteristics as it brings forth the idea that a person’s dynamic characteristics can be explored through outside pressure.

The first quote on P2 is from the exposition part of the play, Priestley describes Sheila contradictorily: “serious” because she suspects Gerald, “playful” because she sees her female role in marriage.  The second quote informs the reader her protest for feminism, where she learns that labor women are cheated less than people.  The second set of quotes are from the beginning, middle, and near-end, demonstrating Sheila’s most emotional person among her family.  Every time she hears something remarkable, her reaction contains strong emotional language.  Third, her maturity in conscience is also meaningful. The third set of quotes accentuates her maturity on conscience where she accepts the inspector’s message.

The outside pressure Sheila experienced is from the inspector, and it had developed Sheila as a complex character.  As the first set of quotes on P3 exhibits, Sheila appears as a typical privileged upper-class woman.  Her behaviors show no sympathy and regret.  But her change started on the second set of quotes, where she found out the results from her immortal actions, manifesting her honesty on her behaviors and her rejection of social hypocrisy.  The last set of quotes directly reinforces Sheila’s opposition on capitalism, where she disputes with the importance of the inspector’s lesson, underscoring her consciousness and representing her as a new age of socialism.

Thus, through analysis of characterization, in particular on Sheila Birling, it revealed a person’s dynamic characteristic can be expressed through outside pressure.

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Behind the Bike

Do you think parents are destined to help their children?  Is there a definite bond between a parent and their child?  In my personal narrative, I explored the idea of home with an experience of my younger self.  From the first sight of seeing my first bike to eventually learning to bike, this narrative not only engenders a feeling of family to my younger self, but also can relate to the reader’s childhood.

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Behind the Bike

Okay, so this is the story I’m going to tell.  It wasn’t complicated, just a some stuff about me, my dad, and the whole thing about biking.  Almost ten years ago, we moved to downtown.  With all the groups of buildings, sounds of traffics, crowds of people in the massive city, our family found an ideal place to move on.  It was of course not big, only a few extra spaces left for storing.

Anyway, one day, my dad came home with a bike, not just a normal bike, but a brand new one.  It was not too tall and not too short, just the perfect height but still enormous comparing to me.  If you got something new, what would you do?  For me, for my curiosity, of course I would want to know more, so yeah, I trotted right over there, as you would expect, to get a better view.  Peering through the details, the sky blue color seemed just right with a girl who just decided to change her favorite color.  I have to admit, I liked the color blue, even now.  I ran my small fingers down the large lever, all the way to the huge head of the bulky bike, the smooth and even material of aluminum alloy calmed my excited heart down a little, but still dragging me over.  Excluding the color blue, there’re also some orange cartoons near the back wheel, pulling me nearer to the bike.  The dancing cartoons appeared simple but exquisite, fitting my interest immediately.  So the first moment I saw that bike, I recognized “my style”.

To cut the long story short, I’ll stop being wordy, so here the story goes.  I started learning right at the next morning.  I chose a blue shirt, trying to match the bike’s color.  Before leaving home, I found my cherished helmet and put it on my head towards a mirror.  In retrospect, the girl in the mirror was thrilled.  Literally, thrilled.  Her cheeks were glowing red, her jet-black hair were tied up in a pony tail neatly by her mom, and most importantly, her eyes were kindling on fire.  Surprisingly, the black straps of the helmet were untangled with the just-right length.  Clip!  The two side of the buckles joined, my petite hands joined the bike’s pitch-black handle.

With my dad’s companion, we reached the road to start.  It was this road in the compound, a white paved road that had accompanied me throughout the next few years.  On top of the ruler-straight road, street lamps lined up beside the massy erect apartment buildings, creating a faultless practice track for a little kid learning to bike.  I stopped there, kept still, waiting, but he continued walking.  I scampered up to him, hobbling along with the bike.

“Gam ma bu deng wo?*1” I wondered.

“You shi zhe fu mo yang.  Gai kai shi le, shang qu ba!*2” He instructed.

Although that look only flashed through my face, but he still caught it.  It was a strange and puzzled look I didn’t know how it started but it just appeared.  Anyway, so then, I steadied myself at the left side of the bike and gradually transformed my weight on it…

The bike’s trembling.

“Kuai lai bang wo!*3” I shouted, I certainly didn’t sound like a childish kid.

All my nerves are on, the feeling of anxiety flowed through my whole body, causing an awful shiver.  My mind was blank, the ghostly-pale road making it even worse.  White, white, every where’s white.  Without noticing myself, my right foot’s already on the paddle, the familiar figure of him suddenly entered my blank eye sight at the back of the bike.  “Zhao hao ping heng ran hou ba ling yi zhi jiao fang shang qu, wo hui bang ni na wen che.*4”  As the strong and patient voice streamed through my ear, it pushed the hanging rock in my heart down.  Comfort, right, there was comfort.

Using this slight comfort, I tried steadying the bike as best as I could, and pushed it forward using my shaky left leg.  One rotation, two, three…  I can still remember clearly, the only thing I was thinking on the bike was counting how many rotations the paddles had gotten through.  Yet, the more I was counting, the slower I was.  I felt a powerful gust of wind blowing directly towards me, towards the tiny girl on the big bike.  The head of the bike started to swing uncontrollably, the body of the bike following the head unmanageably, the tail of the bike trying to chase the body but failing; all the parts in an unruly mess.  I wasn’t trying to be embarrassing, but still…  Soon, the kid on the bike almost lost all her confidence, the inevitable event finally happened, the bike went to a massive shake that almost threw me out and abruptly stopped.  I turned back realizing he’s still holding on, the small beads of sweat on his face were joining together, forming a larger bead, dripping from his forehead to his chin.  The perspiration stayed on his chin for a while and then fell, landing on the ground with a small mist.

“Mei shi, zai lai yi ci, zhe ci ken ding xing!*5” The words suddenly awoke me from my attention on him, I turned the bike towards the road and calmed myself down.  Well, maybe just trying to calm myself down cause I didn’t know how.   My right foot on top, then with a push from my left foot, the bike galloped straightly towards the endless road.  Now then, the second time on the bike was much easier, I felt myself much lighter.  “Lighter” in a sense of being more comfortable with adapting the bike.  Left, right, left, right…  The bike’s moving faster and faster each time.  I biked around and around the shining and glistening angel-white road, didn’t care of the time,  didn’t care of anything.  The feeling was neither excitement nor comfort, but a rather refreshing sense of awakening from something deep inside my body.  The bike seemed steady as if the two protection wheels were still on.  I thought myself as someone riding a flying horse above a fantasy world, at least a good imagination for a five-year-old right?  Anyway, in my eyes, I felt like everything around me was dark, the only thing I could see was a strand of light coming from somewhere high above, shining the road displayed in from of me, like a stage or something.  The road’s brightness dazzling, but my unyielding mind still hold my eye lids wide open.  I couldn’t feel anything below my neck.  Repeat.  Repeat again.  My machine-like legs kept pushing the paddles every time the paddle’s on top, no end.

Tic, tok.  Tic, tok.

Until then, when I was beginning to feel the soreness in my legs, my eyes abruptly caught someone.  I saw him.  His back was hunched, his face in pain but still forcing himself a smile at me.   Around his feet, the tar paved white road was stained with his sweat, everything except him seemed blurred, maybe it’s because of the sweat on my face were dripping through my eyes, I didn’t know.  “Cheng gong le!*6” He gasped, trying to catch his breath.  I dropped the bike and ran to him, you might think I will hug him or something, but I didn’t.  “Ni mei zhua zhe wo?*7” the words went out of my throat involuntary.  He nodded his head, a few more drops of sweat fell from his chin.

Since then, every time I think of this moment, I always thought why didn’t I do anything like just a hug or something.  Something need to be done, something need to be done promptly, or maybe not, I didn’t know, and I still don’t know now.  Thinking on the other hand, maybe that’s just what parents are destined to do, maybe it’s something what all the sons and daughters need to learn at, or, maybe because I thought I was mature enough that I didn’t need to do it.  Something need to mention is that, at that time, I was struggling to adapt the new environment in the new house.  To say it more specifically, I didn’t really know how to view this house as something called “home”.  But this idea never lasted longer after this bike entered my life.  The experience seemed not only helped me learn something physically, but also developed an invisible bond between him and I.  With all these thoughts, the only thing I can conclude is that, there’s nothing that can stop a parent to devote all their strengths for their child.  There’s only one word for doing this: something called “home” for me, or maybe “family” for others.

Just a few years ago, my dad started going to all these long business trips where he needs to fly to places on the other end of the earth, yeah, literally the opposite side.  We rarely have time to even contact each other due to time zone and other factors; however, he would always remind me of a men who doesn’t talk much but cares much more for his little girl, maybe not a little girl anymore.  But I know, in his heart, I am.

I could almost see the days of yore at my old house immerse in the obscurity memories in my mind, where the white road always lays quietly out there; meanwhile, the bike stands on top of it, creating a perfect image.

 

  • *1: Why don’t you wait for me?
  • *2: It’s this confusing look again.  Time for you to start, hop on!
  • *3: Come help me!
  • *4: Find the balance and put the other foot on the paddle, I’ll help you to hold the bike.
  • *5: Come on, let’s try it again, I’m sure you’ll succeed this time!
  • *6: You made it!
  • *7: You didn’t hold me?
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Unearthing China Travel Magazine

 
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