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Scrap story 01

A little scrap story

While I am not one for following major scrap stories like some folks, it is nevertheless amusing to hear the backstories of what, why and how involving “DIY…

The Transaction

The transaction

In the afternoon that I have been hanging out at a scrapyard along Huoshan Lu (霍山路), I noticed an old man shuffling quietly through with a small bag…

A day of rest

He was sitting alone, surrounded by concrete sand and mud, reading a newspaper on top of a tiny table. Behind him was his home, a large blue storage…

Shanghai scrapers

Shanghai’s scrapers

The other day, a woman fell out of the sky and missed me by an inch. You think I’m making this up? I was hurriedly striding along the…

Watch where you cross

Watch where you cross

He had a hard look, the kind that resented people on sight which was only sharpened by his menacing tattoo. He appeared as if he had the world…