I keep hearing reports about China being the future. There are many reasons that sends chills to my very core, but chief among them is the pollution. It’s brutal. I am attaching two photos below. One is a comparison picture taken from my balcony and the other is on my way to school. Now, the smog is particularly bad today but I have to say that it’s rarely like the blue sky shot. But what the photos don’t capture is the smell. It’s really like living in an exhaust pipe. I simply don’t know how people manage in this yuck for long periods of time. I am lucky. I can get out. And to think it’s worse in Beijing and Shanghai… bad pipes and this gunk… wow.