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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Back on deck

What's this??? Looks like someone I know coming through the gate. It's SS!!!!! Happy Mieows!!!


Now, that was nearly a week ago. Our home internet was not functioning and the library computer would not allow us to blog. However, we managed to visit some of our furriends in the mean time. Most of the time though I have been following SS around, helping her to unpack and clear her room. Here are some stuff that she brought back...

A bottle of ginger wine for Gran

An ethnic doll from Yunnan, please note the baby she is carrying.

There are a lot of different minority tribes in Yunnan where SS has been engaged in field work. Even today, many of them still dress in very colourful ethnic costumes, especially on festive days. The older ladies and those in the countryside, in particular, have retained their dresses and have not embraced western dressing. Here are some of them ...


A pretty young lady resting outside the city gate of Dali, where there was a major festival at the time of SS's visit. You may have noticed the familiar silver headdress - I was wearing one in one of my earlier posts.



In the streets of the old city of Dali


Ladies chatting at the corner of the street after the fair.



Older ladies SS met while walking in the hills.



This is SS's favourite - a sweet young girl she met in the rice terrace in the south. At 11, she is rather small for her age. Here she was helping to collect herbs for the family after school.

I will post some more pictures of the beautiful places, people and cats when SS gets her act together.

25 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So good to see you post again. We missed you. Hope this means your internet is working again.

We love the photos. SS evidently meets a lot of people and sees lots of interesting places on her trips.

meemsnyc said...

What awesome photos!! Love the doll!

Misha said...

Glad to have you back blogging!

Sweet Praline said...

MoMo!!!! It's so great to have you back again! Don't let your mom out of your sight!

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

Itz bad cat-ma when a kitty can't do da bloggy. We iz happie dat you can do it again. We iz newz ta bloggy but we iz habbin' a good timez meetin' da kittiez.

VampyVictor said...

I am so happy that your momma is back! That means she will help you blog more but also it means she was safe!
My momma loves immensely the clothing these ladies wear, they is so colourful, but even more so that they have held onto it.
Please gives your momma a welcome home headbutt for mez :)
V-V

Leslie said...

WELCOME BACK!!!

We all missed you so much!

Christine and FAZ said...

What an amazing adventure. FAZ

Forever Foster said...

Welcome home, SS! Momo, we can imagine how happy you must be to have her back.

It must have been an amazing trip. It looks fascinating:)

Alasandra said...

We loves the doll and the very colourful ethnic costumes are very interesting. Mommy loved seeing them.

We are so glad SS is back and feeling better.

~S,S,C & F

PS-MEOW: MoMo I am so glad you think I am handsome. Your devoted mancat, Socks

The Island Cats said...

Yay! SS is back! And those are great pictures from her trip! We can't wait to see more!

keith said...

Great photos!
There's more info about Yunnan at www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/happysheep/shangri-la-la/tpod.html

Tybalt said...

MoMo, what wonderful pictures! I really love that last picture of the little girl. Your SS does what my mommy always dreamed of doing . . . how wonderful!

barb said...

Wow, that was quite an adventure! We're glad your SS is home again!

Gandalf and Grayson

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What cool photos! What a great adventure--and how fantastic to have her back at last!

-d ma said...

glad your s.s. is back home. looks like a fabulous trip.

Daisy said...

Hi Momo! Welcome back! Those are some really beautiful photos. WHat a great experience to get to visit somewhere so exotic and lovely.

Fin said...

So good to see you MoMo! Boy SS's photos make Mom's vacation photos look like a real snore!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Grrreat pix of da SS's vizit Momo. Now, beforez you sits on da doorsteppy too longz, I wantz you to bringz yer fllofy self oevfur tomorrow & we'll haz a itty bitty nip... Okeedokee?
Love,
Dr T

Asta said...

Momo sissie
I'm sowwy I've been so wemiss in seeing these bootiful pictoowes. What an amazing pawt of the wowld SS got to see! it's simply gowgeous and I love all thosedwesses . I think the things she bwought home oawe supew! I love the little baby in the back of the doll.
Those photogwaphs of you my sissie awe lovely..it's so gweat to see you. Thank you fow coming to Myrna's wedding. It wouldn't have been the same wifout you
it will last sevewal days. We'll have loads of oppowtunity to be togethew
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Cat with a garden said...

Momo, so good to see you! I have to put the bitey on mom, she didn't show me your new post! You look stunning! I'm looking very much forward to hearing more of you again. Love to you, BSIF.
LSIF

Cat with a garden said...

I just looked at your photos again and must say that you are the prettiest of the prettiest! Big smoochies!

MaoMao said...

Oh wowie, what beeyootiful pickshures! Thankies fur sharin 'em with us.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao.

Leslie said...

Showed the little students all your great photos! :)

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Those are some great photos! But we can't believe that one lady stole your beautiful headdress! Do we need to go there and get it back for you? Hmmmm, sounds like an adventure!

Glad to hear that SS is home. Hope she waits on your hand and paw to make up for loss time!
Love,
Opus and Olllie