Ping Pong

Last week I played in our (partner) company’s Table Tennis tournament. Given that the national sport of China is Ping Pong (even though it originates from England) I probably should have put in some practice first… it was fun but sufficed to say our team lost. Badly. Next time however I will not be such a pushover; I have resolved to practice at least 15 minutes every day next week until I can at least put up a half-decent fight! Something tells me I’ll never be able to hit it as fast and accurately as they do though!!

Whilst we await this forthcoming miracle here’s something a little more fun from these shores…

If that wasn’t crazy enough for you how about this – the Chinese have just unveiled the world longest bus. At 25 meters long it has “five doors, 40 seats, carries up to 300 passengers and, according to a driver, is flexible when cornering”. I’ll be sure to be looking out for this one of the Streets of Beijing! Follow the link for photos of what must be the most insane transportation vehicle to be legally on the roads!


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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  1. Maria says:

    Hehehehe ^_^ that video's amazing! Looks like you're having a great time out there. Oh, and you will return – or I shall cry lots and lots!

    The bus sounds like fun! If you see it you should definitely travel on it – and, of course, photos are obligatory 🙂

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