…during some downtime, I flipped through photos from my press tour to china and it looks like I spent a lot of time praying in random temples (which is ironic because 94 per cent of the population is without religion — my people are pragmatic prayers).
I talked to my ex not too long ago and she reminded me of my paranoia while I was there — I was really scared to send her naked photos because I thought the Chinese government would bust me (track me). I mean, they have 18,000 websites blacklisted on google, can’t access news websites outside of their country (their paper is government run) and cut off cellular service if key words are sent. Like, my paranoia wasn’t unwarranted.
my parents got so mad at me for praying with a cigarette in my hand and my argument was it was green apple flavoured and when in China. they didn’t think I was funny.
though I don’t love the feature articles I ended up publishing after this trip, I am so grateful for all the memories. so this throwback thursday is dedicated to my sweet press trip (that was like survivor but real life).