Take a rest. Xiouxi ba.

Napping cat


It’s been a crazy busy summer. Both the spouse and I have been working seven days a week, more than eight hour days. Busy is good. In fact, busy is excellent! But busy is tiring.

I had no idea how really bone-tired I’d become until I spent an afternoon at the Chinese ethnic Culture Park in Beijing. It was a quiet week-day afternoon and everywhere I looked, there was a cat beckoning me to “Xiouxi, Xiouxi ba” (pronounced shee-oh-or in English: “Take a little rest” Slow down.

Sleeping cat

A little afternoon nap

Covered bridge

Far from the city while still in the heart of Beijing

When in Spain, siesta, when in China, Xiouxi!


Everyone needs a little rest

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