As I wrote in Demolition…Man, people are constantly building and rebuilding in Beijing.
There are piles of junk left on the sidewalks and people in trucks, cars, and on bikes pick it up and deliver it somewhere else. I have no idea where. Maybe I’ll try to track it down at some point and write a blog about it.
This was on the porch of my apartment complex a few days ago.
Cleaning seems to be a national past time in China.
You can hire someone to cook, clean, do your laundry five days a week for about $300 American a month. This person is called an “Ayi.”
It seems unfair and possibly abusive but it also keeps people employed and allows for money to move and stimulate the economy.
Being that so many Chinese nationals have an Ayi, it would seem it is expect and an honest job. Not just one that wealthy Westerners hire locals to do for them when they live here.
They are the opposite of the
Demolition…Man, Part 2.