Monday, October 8, 2007


The word of the day is "yu," rain, in Chinese. I couldn't find the word for typhoon,
Shanghai got the side-effects of a typhoon that impacted Taiwan. For fifteen hours rain has poured from the sky. Hopping from the curb to cab leaves you drenched from your head to your saturated shoes. Even our hotel, an upscale Sheraton, had to stuff rolls of towels under the front doors to keep the water out.

Shanghai residents are going about their business --- still riding bikes and motor scooters to work. Most Chinese carry umbrellas, using them to shelter from rain or sun.

Track and field athletes, including Whitney Davis, had to sit out today as games were postponed.

No comments: