About Me

你好 Ni hao!My name is Elizabeth Yu Ellsworth. I teach Mandarin Chinese at Herricks Middle School in Long Island, NY. These are my photos and impressions of my first ever trip to Shanghai, China during November 1-5 2010.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bicycle Repair Shop

Unlike in the United States where we are in the habit of throwing away so many things once they are old or broken and then replacing them, in China people have those things fixed. I saw shoe repair men, umbrella repair men and bicycle repair men at work at little makeshift stands all over the streets near our hotel. Thus people will hold onto their possessions for many years. Less cost and less waste.

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