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This is a collection of sights, creations, experiences and reflections. Tune in if you're curious and keep an open-mind. If you've got any questions or feedback, please contact me by email at gaoyide.connect@outlook.com


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23/12/14

🎄


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Seasonal Greetings

Festive flats in Hainan, China.


23/12/14

🖼️


lake

The lake near where I live in Zengcheng, Guangzhou, China.


23/11/14

🐸


frogs

Practising the art of origami.


07/09/14

🕷️


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Last night I dreamt that I had large spiders living in my room. Today I woke up and discovered this near my rear door. It's Huntsman Spider. A beneficial creature as it often kills pests such as cockroaches. I let it roam outside.


21/08/14

🐞


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A cockroach. One of the most adaptable creatures on the planet.

They can live for a week without a head (eventually they die of thirst).

They can live without food for a month.

They can run 3 miles in an hour.


27/07/14

Graffiti


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The first street art I've seen in the city of Guangzhou, China.


25/07/14

Cicada


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Easy to hear, difficult to see.


23/07/14

Golden Orb Weaver Spider


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The female of the species.


21/07/14

Geek heaven


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I attended The 6th Shenzhen Cartoon and Animation Festival, Shenzhen, China. There were lots of interesting products, creative cosplay and top-tier Starcraft II players for the Intel Extreme Masters.


15/07/14

🐝

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A large hornet.


30/06/14

Chen Clan Academy

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Exceptional architecture and carving on display here. I'm actively exploring the tourist spots in Guangzhou, China.


04/06/14

Dragon Boat race


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We saw some dragon boats preparing for the race in Guangzhou, China. This is a tradition as part of Dragon Boat Festival.


01/06/14

💩


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A couple of amusing stationery items, which seem to be marketed for children. Crazy Shit (pencil) and Crazy Plunger (pen). Not sure what to make of the slogan: 'to a better life'.


23/05/14

Asian longhorned beetle


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It doesn't matter if you're black or white.


23/05/14

Scarab beetle


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What a beauty.


15/05/14

Butterfly cicada


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I discovered that if you hold a cicada sometimes it will confuse you for a tree and try to pierce the surface to suck sap. It wasn't too painful and fortunately didn't break the skin.


15/04/14

🐘🐉


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Practising the art of origami.


04/04/14

Scarabaeidae


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A colossal grip.


13/03/14

Xingping


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I visited the town of Xingping as part of my trip to Guilin, Guangxi. We hiked 25KM from Xingping to Yangdi and then got a bamboo raft back. On the way there is the scene from the back of a 20 Yuan note.


12/04/14

Yangshou


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I stayed in a quiet area away from West Street and spent limited time exploring this popular destination in Guangxi, China.


10/04/14

Guilin


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The weather was dull in this city in Guangxi, China. I had heard that the landscape was worth seeing here. I got to see the surrounding hills and several park areas. I tried climbing but it was bitter on my hands. It was more comfortable watching koi fish being fed with a baby bottle.


01/02/14

🦁


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Lion dance.


31/01/14

🐎


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Happy New Year

新年快乐

Xīnnin kuil

All the best for 2014! 🐎

I stayed in the city for a night to welcome in the New Year. I was anticipating fireworks at Canton Tower at midnight but I was let down when nothing happened. There was a crowd around but perhaps we were all ignorant.


19/01/14

MacLehose Trail


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I read about this hike in a Marco Polo Guide and I'm so glad I chanced it. An incredibly scenic route with isolated beaches. This was an unreal experience and one that stays with me.


17/01/14

🌊


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A fun day out at Ocean Park, Hong Kong. A huge sight with lots of thrill rides, marine life and what a surrounding view.


16/01/14

🐲


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Exploring Kowloon, Hong Kong. The highlight was Kung Fu corner in Kowloon Park and getting the opportunity to control the dragon's head.

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