Photographer's Note

there is a Chinese saying that goes,
one who lives by the mountains is dependent on the mountain,
and one who lives by the coast is dependent on the sea.

Every day when the sunset is setting in the west,
the sands full of golden light,
the fisherwomen would gather to the sands for collecting fish.

this old woman was 77,
but still came here for looking for some small fish
which can be processed for selling.
i asked her why didnt stay home for enjoying life.
she replied with smile, how to live without working
with two sons unemployment?

But i know, even if her son got good job,
she live with higher standard,
she still would come here.

Getting married and having sons early,
taking care of family,
working hard for their family,
looking after their sons' sons,
that's what her whole life.
that is Chinese.
(sorry for the poor english)

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