Morning Run on the Bund

Morning Run on the Bund

This is one of my favorite things to see in Shanghai. I run every morning before work. Every once in a while I come across this man doing Taichi on the bank of the Huang Pu River with the historic Bund as the back drop. It is sites like these that make this city such a unique spot to live. Taichi and watching Chinese martial arts are two of the most inspiring and graceful things I’ve seen. They are also two things that I could never do. Despite being quite graceful… I just don’t have the patience, discipline, or athletic ability to do something like this. I wish I did but those are qualities that unfortunately escaped me. I tried to take Kungfu classes at Longwu Kungfu a few years ago and lasted one class. I actually barely made it through the pre-workout stretching session. The next thing you know I’ve got Chinese guys flying around me kicking, punching, yelling all at 1,000 miles/hour.