Tag Archives: children

Photo by Adam Robert Young October 08

The day I almost became a father in Saigon!

Just one word: AWKWARD. That’s how I felt when the woman looked into my eyes and asked if I wanted to take her youngest son. It was certainly not the kind of thing I was expecting when I set out on a random walk across the river from my apartment last Sunday morning. Here’s the […]

Mid-Autumn Festival in Guangzhou by Adam Robert Young October 03

Mid-autumn day and kids being kids

For anyone who knows anything about mid-autumn festival in China, the very mention of the event conjures up images of boxes of sickeningly heavy mooncakes given as gifts and immediately gifted to someone else. They are the traditional fare of the season, but nobody really enjoys eating them, so they get re-gifted in the same […]

September 01

Tancun 2012

Tancun is a small urban village in Guangzhou just a hop, skip and a jump from the city’s new CBD. Currently, the community is under no threat of demolition, but it seems it’s only a matter of time. The area is populated almost entirely by migrant workers who flock to the city in search of […]