Sunday, February 15, 2009

Life in China

Coming to China since August 2007,I learned so much about this huge continent-country.I went to the streets and supermarket and bought raw eggs work K5.00 and got 15 of them. I thought ,the seller was kind to me because I am a colored foreigner so i speak my first Chinese '' 多少钱 一斤?‘’duo shao qian yi jin‘’ how much per kilo?I asked this because it was cheaper. K4.00 for 12 apples,'' oh'' I said to myself while calculating if such were in my place how much less would i get for such less money.
All garden food is very cheap,they vary from sea food such as shrimps,fish turtle,to all greens and vegetables,beef,pork,chicken,duck and turkeys. One with K100 would everything ,all three food groups in the kitchen for a week or two. Actually ,most of the food especially the apples and bananas are so many that 50% of which i bought spoil by decaying and have to dump them.
Sometimes ,we just eat from the restaurants which are Delicious and and even cheaper.

One time , I want to find out how all these good food ended up surplus in the whole city,.The farmers just brought their product from their farms via very good pothole free roads to their destination and make a continuous supply. Majority of the people have three meals, balanced meal a day. How do they transport such good to meet such superb surplus of meals? Simple, convenient,affordable Land cruisers? No ! Simple cheap vans,three wheeled vehicles. The road being very convenient, the vehicle does not have problem but gives its best.

Before coming to China, was thinking oh,it's 1.3 billion people ,so would be squeezing our way around in towns and cities,transport. Yes,its that but the structures and roads are very large and dynamic that you cannot wait for a bus more than ten minutes anyway in the city. Roads,Bridges and transports are designed such that every single person in a city at one time any point is satisfied with the public services provided by the government.

He,he,he,he,he, there is no short cut routes, buses follow their routes on time and people know time and buses which make life more convenient.Besides that, privates vans are always ready and mostly cheaper when you want to go any location in the city.
From my observation, even though there are magnitude of poverty, well if you are comfortable and high class and looking down from top of the pyramid yes, but the magnitude of poverty is less and every living individual is exposed to doing something creative,in making,services,supply or other sectors of the economy activities.
I believe, PNG should look from such angle to learn. sustainable life and making all ends meet and attaining contentment,satisfaction and victory in life.

1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (when people are not content, we see all sort of unrighteous acts for survival

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

If our leaders are honest, if our public service sectors and public servants are Honest.This is success and prosperity.

How many of us are honest every day to God and to our superiors?

Honesty is the key to success and surplus.