Which Way Challenge


Miniso entrance, Seoul

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets, exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.


Jakarta Airport


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On International Women’s Day

Three Legged Race

So what do they really want?

I just finished watching the morning news on China’s equivalent of CCN , CCTV’s English channel. They showed stories from around Asia on how women were celebrated for International Women’s Day. Bravo to the articulate Pakastani woman who commented on how a “day” for woman was rather silly and her group was working towards 365 (366) days of rights for women domestically and in the public sphere. Then I saw a piece on a program in Jakarta which transports expressed breast milk from working mothers back to their babies’ caregivers.

So what did we do here to celebrate or honor women?

A week ago an email went out asking us women if we wanted to participate in a three-legged race and some other picnic-type games. I passes as these just aren’t my thing even on a sunny balmy day. Also, while I can see this as a fun thing, I just can’t understand how the races honor women. I tried, but I can’t.  It’s not like Chinese women have complete equality so they can sit back and revel in games.

Yesterday’s news reported that in Western China after the revolution women’s wages were 73% more or less compared to men. Now they’re 56%. Talk about a backslide.

Crossover had a program showing the gains women have made since the founding of the PRC. Now, for example, 90% of girls receive at least an elementary school eduction.

Currently according to the 21% of China’s legislative body members are women and they are working towards getting that up to the 30% UN goal. What about the US on that score?