This lady is selling fruits opposite the Overseas Chinese Museum in Xiamen. She continues to use the Chen (or daching) with great skill. When I was young any woman using the Chen was considered very capable or skilful. Most women shied away from calculations especially mental arithmetic. But today we have these women who can do mental sums very quickly. I suppose Xiamen is near South East Asia so tropical fruits are commonly sold here.
The first time for me : small Li or Li zi. I would like some more please!!
Two young ladies making Sushi....No Chinese in 1937 would think of eating sushi....but today everything has changed and we are so open minded.
She is from one of the minority races and is thinking of busying some sushi. I talked to her as she looks so Sarawakian. She speaks Mandarin like any other Chinese.
Three older ladies enjoying an early spring evening. Note the knitting lady on the extreme right. This is a long pedestrian mall. I enjoyed walking here from one end to the other.
"Come buy king of fruits!!" shouts this fruit seller.
Pensive lady...she might be missing her children.....