It’s November, 2014. My husband and I go to a bathhouse. I really like Northeastern China’s bathing culture and we try to make time once in a while to relax a little (which isn’t always easy with a 4-month-old).
When I get dressed after taking a bath and getting a body scrub, the female employees start chatting with me.
One asks: “Where are you from?”
“Austria is a rich country, isn’t it?”
“You could say so.”
“China is poor. I’ve been living here for every single day of my life, and all I can say is that life in China is exhausting.”
Do you agree that life in China is exhausting? I’d love to read your thoughts.