Guangzhou, China, taken on April 8, 2015
In the house where I grew up in China, my uncle makes home-style tea while chatting with my mom.
Guangzhou, China, taken on April 7, 2015
The most distinguishing feature of the house that I grew up in is the green floor tiles. No matter how many times the layout of the interior has changed, my eyes are immediately drawn to those green tiles upon entering the house, even after years of absence from China. Perhaps they are embedded in my memories as the tiles that accompanied me through my long-gone childhood.
Guangzhou, China, taken on April 9, 2015
Amidst the people traversing the city, through an old, narrow street of Guangzhou, this young woman goes about her daily errands on two wheels. (See the original photo in colour.)
Guangzhou, China, taken on April 10, 2015
Two large lanterns hang outside the main entrance of an aged house in the historic district of Guangzhou, China, reminding us of the glorious past of the house owners that are no longer. (See the original photo in colour.)
Guangzhou, China, taken on April 6, 2015
The trip back to Guangzhou last month opened my eyes to a new side of my hometown that I had never seen before. Glittering skylines with tall skyscrapers resembling cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai – a Guangzhou that I had not known in my childhood. Among the new landmarks is the new Guangzhou Tower, which I have to admit looks pretty elegant and slick.