This year the Chinese welcomes the Year of the Horse. But first, they need to usher themselves on a very long journey back to their home villages. For some, this journey has already started. But for most, it all begins tonight. Over the next few weeks, China’s railway systems will handle over 5 million daily trips, 3 billion passengers, and will serve- most possibly, over 10 trillion instant noodle cups.
I have to admit, I’m guilty of not making trips to my home in the states, if it means flying economy. But for these travelers, many of which make this journey alone, really don’t mind how uncomfortable or choitic their journey home may be. The only thing important to them, is getting home and being with their children and families.
Tonight, my little journey takes me to Macau. As I relax in my comfy cushioned seat, on my short one-hour high speed ferry ride, my thoughts and prayers will be with these individuals. My hope for everyone in 2014, is that we all stay cool but hot-blooded, hard-nosed but humble, impatient but extraordinarily tolerant… much like a horse.
Kung Hei Fat Choi!