Friday, November 14, 2014

Chairman Mao's Little Red Book - PhotoHunt

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the pocket-size edition of Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung

PhotoHunt theme : Books

I was hurrying along to catch up with my tour group on a Chaozhou old street when I saw this tiny souvenir shop. I had to stop and take some photos.

I would very much love to go in and make some purchases but my mates were beckoning. arghhhh......

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some books on Mao Zedong

Now I can only look at these photos of cheery Chairman Mao memorabilia.


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Seconds after I left the souvenir shop, I snapped this picture. I was worried when this elderly gentleman stopped his bake in front of me. Uh oh ..... is he going to get angry with me for taking his picture?

He asked me where I came from and proceeded to tell me the history of the old brick building in the picture. Phew! haha.... he thought I was interested in the old building. It is more than a century old and has a long history.

I politely waited until he finished his story, thanked him and then ran as fast as I could to join my group.  :D


14 comments:

  1. Great pics my friend I'll be playing along tomorrow :)

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  2. Maybe can go Free & Easy the next round, then no need to rush and can take your time to look at the surrounding place...

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    1. I usually go free and easy but this time went with my Teochew group. :)

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  3. LOL...funny lah.....yea me too would have a shock if he suddenly stop in front of me just like that

    have read a few books about that era. Quite painful to read. So many life gone for those policies that he thought up..

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    1. From books, from the elders I learnt something about him. I have read a couple of books on Mao written by foreigners. I would like to read books on Mao written by Chinese authors. Need to set aside some time for the bookstore in China on ,y next trip :)

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  4. Mine will be up tomorrow and Friday before I start to do sky watch....http://skyley.blogspot.com/
    Anyhow I sort of recalling Chairman Mao smoking cigarettes. Never hear of his little "red" book...I know single people who kept little books for possible dates.
    Coffee is on

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    1. The little red book contains quotations from Chairman Mao. I have yet to get my hands on one. :)

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  5. Interesting stuff but Malaysians sure cannot buy those la... Hahaha

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    1. I don't know if it is allowed in Singapore. I didn't managed to buy any, try my luck next time. :D

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  6. It is funny travel stories that I love... that does look like a shop you could spend some time in!

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  7. It's a pity that they were not more handsome for a book cover !!

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  8. remember the little red book was a banned book. My friends , some from Singapore, when we arrived in Canada went to borrow this book, and some tell us we would be in trouble.

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