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May 3, 2023Liked by Andrew Singer

Thanks Andrew. Inspiring.

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Fascinating. Thank you!

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May 2, 2023Liked by Andrew Singer

Thank you for this nostalgic story, Andrew. It brought back fond memories of my first year in China in 1981. Lots of friendly interactions during a time when many Chinese people had never seen or met a foreigner before. It is also a reminder of how dramatically circumstances have changed in forty years.

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Janet, Mike also mentioned to me how his Nikon with a giant lens was also a conversation point for many who had not seen such a big camera before, let alone had their photos taken by a foreigner.

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May 2, 2023Liked by Andrew Singer

Indeed! Another popular thing at the time was foreigners who would shoot pictures with a Polaroid camera and then give the instant photo to the subject as a token gift.

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May 2, 2023Liked by Andrew Singer

Interesting reflections, Andrew.

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