A sure sign that Spring is on the way is the first sight of The Chairman.
Unfortunately he’s had a bit of a slow start to his season this year – a couple of weekends ago we were in jeans and T-shirts and then a cold snap came through sending us all back into our thermals. This was closely followed by a typhoon and another cold snap!
As the mercury rises people will sit outside their small rooms watching the world go by, chatting with neighbours and warming their bones in the sunshine. In the rapidly disappearing laneways it’s a visual reminder of how quickly this city is changing.
Next time I see a Chairman I must ask how much the bamboo rocking chairs are – one would fit on the balcony nicely I think.
There are a few Chairmen around town, pulling their carts around on their backs – I can’t imagine it’s easy work can you?
What’s going on in your hood?