The kinds of things I see but just can't capture in a photo (yet anyway):
....The two mopeds flying towards me from the front as I walk, while hearing another moped beeping its horn at me from behind. On the sidewalk.
... The car pulling up onto the sidewalk in front of me; the driver getting out, unzipping, then peeing in the bushes. While talking on his cell phone.
... The young lovers standing together, arms and legs totally intertwined ... while each one is texting (or doing something) on their phones with one hand.
... The young lovers having dinner, the girl with one hand combing through her man's hair and one hand holding the phone in which she is totally engrossed, while the boy uses one hand to eat his dinner and the other to play some game on his phone.
... The woman driving a moped, while reading her phone, for what appears to be a full block at least, until she's out of sight.
... The man driving a moped, who has a small child nestled on the foot stand, holding onto his legs, while he is steering the moped with one hand and texting on his phone with the other.
... The woman turning at a big intersection while I'm standing at the corner, who is sort of lifting one leg and tensing the opposite arm to steady the not-quite-toddler sitting in her lap.
... The many young real estate agents pacing on the street corner of our complex who look (and act) like concert ticket scalpers, accosting passersby with offers of great deals on nearby apartment leases, sometimes while talking into two different cell phones at the same time (every day, but even more so on the weekends).
... The man driving a moped with one foot up on the heavily-laden cart attached to a pedal/non-motorized bicycle driven by a young girl - he's pushing her down the street, impervious to the fact that multiple cars behind him are angrily beeping their horns at him for taking up two lanes of traffic.
… The middle-aged lady hanging out her open window in her pajamas, yelling on her cell phone while waving her other hand wildly (and spitting intermittently without regard to the people sitting on the stoop below her).
... The employees at a hair salon that is just opening, gathered together in front to do some cheers then some tai chi, joyfully, the young women giggling at the young mens' moves.
... People waving down a taxi (arm straight out horizontal, palm facing down towards road, fingers wiggling).
... The young girls working the veggie stand who lay their heads down on the bed of greens to take naps during lulls in business.
... The young girl who is so tired she doesn't wake up when I call out to ask her for the price of this beautiful asparagus.
... The impeccably dressed older woman walking in front of me, who stops to hawk up an enormous loogie before walking on.
... The man working another stand pulling of a chunk of meat selected by a customer, setting it on a piece of plywood on the ground and chopping it up, while preventing his little dog from grabbing the meat with one foot ... then bagging up the meat for the customer, while the little dog licks up the scraps off the plywood … then picking up the plywood and setting it back on the rack to await the next customer.
... The man who doesn't have a stand, but is squatting down beside two small tubs on the ground, carefully arranging the shrimps in one tub over ice - in an absolutely beautiful circular pattern.
... The four grandparents at a corner all in a circle, cooing over one adorable grandchild in split pants while they wait for the light to pass.
... This is why, when I'm ready to pull my hair out because, for example, I *still* can't figure out how to set up the printer (because all the prompts are in Mandarin and I've never had a Canon printer before, and I can't find screen shots in English online, and the CD manual that came with it, which actually does have English, doesn't explain the various menus on the printer itself), I just decide to chuck it for the day and go for a long walk ...