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Umbrellas In The Sun

2011 June 21
by Stanley Quan

On my trip to China and Hong Kong, nothing struck me quite like the prevalence of umbrellas in sunny weather, probably because it was so starkly different from America.

Here, it’s all about sunglasses and sunscreen. There, it’s all about umbrellas. And lots of them.

It looked weird to me, but it’s completely normal for their people. I saw lots of umbrellas in China, and it was kind of interesting when I got to Hong Kong, because there were less umbrellas (still the norm, mind you) and more sunglasses, likely due to the increased globalism and Western influence. HK was more of a median and definitely where I fit in better.

2 Responses
  1. ellen permalink
    June 23, 2011

    thanks for the colorful commentary. glad you had a good trip!!

    • Stanley Quan permalink*
      June 24, 2011

      Hope you’re doing well, Ellen!

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