Watching young strong men
Not all my tips are for watching women, now I also uploaded a picture of two strong topless men on street for you, take a look. The day was too hot, 30+ C, probably too many peoples, had to take off shirt to get some refresh. These boys are very strong, in fact most Chinese men or women all were strong, weak peoples are not recommended to live in China.
Chinese Opera is a must if you want to get a feel of the
soul of ancient China. Beauty itself... Have a good meal before
with traditional Hot Pot..
?@China has an abundance of 1,300 local operas,Sichuan opera is one of the China1s
oldest local operas and is popular in Sichuan province and some regions of Yunnan
and Guizhou provinces. It is the most significant and most interesting opera form from
Southwestern China.As a stage entertain-ment,it conveys the idea of time and
space to the audience through performances. the opera is characterized by its
unique solo singing,refined acting,rich percussion and irresistibly funny come-
dians,Sichuan opera also displays its unique skills: the changing faces, spitting fire,
and rolling light. Numerous Sichuan opera troupes are active throughout the province,
both in the countryside and in the cities.the troupes in Chengdu are rate artistically top level.
?@the face changing, or "bianlian" in Chinese,is an important intangible cultural heritage in
China. only a few masters have grasped this skill. they know how to change Sichuan opera
masks in magically quick succession.As they flourish their arms and twist their heads,
their painted masks change again and again and again.
?@Face changing got its start 300 years ago. At the beginning opera masters changed the
color of their face during performances by blowing into a bowl of red,black or gold powder.
the powder would adhere to their oiled skin quickly. In another method ,actors would
smear their faces with colored paste concealed in the palms of their hands.
?@By the 1920`s,opera masters began using layers of masks made of oiled paper or dried
pig bladder. the masters could peel one after another in the blink of an eye.
At present the masters use the full face,painted silk mask. they can be worn in layers,
as much as two-dozen thick,and be pulled off one by one.
Du Fu's Actual Thatched Cottage Site
This is the site of Du Fu's (712-770, a prominent Chinese poet) actual thatched cottage which was discovered in 2001 after reproducing what they thought it would've looked like in a reconstructed cottage nearby.