Yesterday I was in Urumqi, now I am in a cafe in Chengdu, travelling is such an amazing thing.
Since I moved to Melbourne I found the disabled people are respected well, all toilets have special room for them, and the bus have special seats as well. Unlike in China, I can see disabled people everyday, Australia is probably a nice place for them to live.
Alex became blind 5 years ago because of a car accident, now he is doing his PHD in Oxford, I met him in a hostel. We talked a lot, everything in the UK and China, from monarchy to Irish, from aboriginals to comedy. However maybe he doesn’t know it’s not that easy for disabled in China, it’s quite a interesting experience for him to travel in China, but as he said he met lots of good people in Beijing and in the train, yeah this is real China with its good side, I like it. Before I knew the similar story,blind PHD, only in the film, and I guess if he was in China, he would be on TV for example, luckily i know him in an attractive city, now I have another reason to visit England.
I read a piece of news on the same day in the flight about CCTV’s criticise to Lu Liping’s comments on Gay marriage in New York. It’s a surprise for me to hear CCTV’s voice on equality. Maybe not every one likes the comparison of gay and disabled, but I think they have similarities, not the majority, and someone in this world has the same discrimination to them. It’s a gradually improving process to respect everyone, to know there are some special ones different from ourselves. From curiosity to understand then to accept, it always took a long time to know everything, maybe it will take longer time for all the people, but I am sure I can expect to see moe in my life, even a little.
Hopefully I can get something new in is trip too.