I have a bag. Well, it’s more of a suitcase than a bag. A bright pink Longchamps, in the biggest size I could get my hands on. It was originally meant to be used on airplanes (yes KLM, I have find a way around your 10kg hand-luggage limitation) or on weekend trips. But its smaller version, color purple, broke due to my girly tendency to pack half of my possessions when I go to class. Instead of wondering whether the destruction of my handy waterproof companion perhaps means I should carry less stuff with me to prevent my shoulder from falling off like the straps of my Longchamps did, I find myself stuffing more into my pink suitcase. Because it’s getting colder, of course. I mean, I now need an umbrella. And an extra sweater. And, of course, socks! What if my shoes get wet? If you’ve ever walked around with wet feet all day, you know what I’m talking about.
But anyways, not the point of my story. This bag. It makes finding objects a bit of an effort. So I’ve started carrying my prized possession, my camera, around with me in my jacket pocket. Result? More photos. Better yet, I’ve fallen discovered an option on my camera I could now not live without: it’s ability to take panoramic shots. I’m in love. Shanghai is so beautiful.
Luckily (or maybe not so for my photo-count), my parents are arriving in Shanghai tonight for a week of strolling through the city we once knew so well. And guess what’s packed in their suitcase? Color blue.