Started the new season of rollerblading today. Skated to Ho Hai and sat next to the water at Starbucks and as I was about to sit down, a girl came up to me and asked me if I was from Joy FM? We spoke for a few minutes and she told me her name was Cathy and that she had listened to the program, especially as a student. We spoke for a few moments, she brought her father over and we took this picture. I am always glad to meet people who were and still are connected to that radio program on CRI.
I bought a helmet to wear for safety from now on. I have skated for about 10 years now in Beijing and really only fallen once, a few years ago when I hit a hole in the road. I injured my shoulder that day. So, I have always felt safe skating. But I thought about it recently and decided to protect my head. So, you may see a guy with a helmet skating this year in Beijing. Hope you come up to me and say hello, or “ni hao are you?”
And if you are a skater, skate safely (I have seen that TV report on the net where the skater ran into a bus…)
Let’s be careful out there!