Many of the ancient Doaist and Buddhist temples in China were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution as a way of convincing people to forget about the past and look only towards the future.  Communist officials Mao’s day also believed religion to be a drain on the productivity of society.  Some temples survived, but many, like this one, were built or rebuilt since that time.

These bubble compartments are popular form of amusement at many public parks in China.  They might look like a blast, but from experience I know that the fun runs out after about the first ten seconds, and then your left sitting in a catastrophically tight sweat chamber for the remainder of your time.  It’s worth a good picture I suppose.

Chinese retailers use some pretty cheesy marketing techniques to grab the attention of passersby, and believe it or not, these gigantic blow up dolls of famous cartoon characters in China are among the less rediculous.  I’ve seen legions of people riding bikes in clown outfits with billboards strapped to the wheels, and even heard of a group of pretty girls going into a McDonald’s and doing a little song and dance to advertise a cell phone.

Tony washes his feet before going to bed.  There is a belief in Eastern medicine that many of the toxins we accumulate in our body throughout the day can be released through the pores in our feet.  Soak your feet in warm water for twenty minutes and tell me if you don’t think there might be some truth to that.

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