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Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

9 février 2008 6 09 /02 /février /2008 01:28
Since Chinese  New Year  fell on a weekday, the  celebrations in London were not till the weekend. I started  off  with having lunch with Elspeth at the Wong Kei in Waldorf Street  in Chinatown.  This is not the place to come to for fanciful eating  but it  was cheap and plentiful..as Elspeth said, like  home cooked food. The tables are pretty basic but it is accessible and spacious inside. The only fly, the loo is not big enough  for a power wheelchair unless you can have someone to mind the  door which opens directly  into the  main restaurant


We had crab with ginger and spring onion, steamed chicken, ma po tofu and choy sum. It was quite ample.

Gerard Street  was very crowded  - not as crowded  as when the parades are on  as on sunday probably  but  very busy. 


After  lunch we  set off dor the British Museum where  I  was to meet the others  to  participate  in the Chinese new year  events there.  We waited for a long time, sophie and I, for  the Monkey: Journey to the West  exerpt  and had  a close brush with Damon Albarn himself.

I am not sure if the British Museum has had ever that amount of people before.  It was so  crowded, there were queues round the buiilding. Tickets were needed for the  spectacle even though it was a  free event. I am not sure I like  the intrepretation of the story but then, I've grown up wth  Monkey stories.
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