Little Likeng is not lucky itself (this hasn’t been proven or unproven by me, actually), but much luck can be found in the gambling rings hidden in the lazy shops and make-shift restaurants and labyrinthine back-alleys that pepper this oasis among the paddies.

I apologize for the random postings. In between projects, my mind is already scattered, you see, and in my defense, it is hard to stop thinking of summertime in China when one has already experienced the utter delight of the place. I also really like this picture.