Victor Noriega: Hanginí in Shanghai
AAJ: Now that you're back in Seattle, what sights, smells or sounds of Shanghai do you miss in particular?
VN: On a few occasions I had stayed out so late that when coming home at around 5:30 a.m. I witnessed the city just coming out of its slumber as more and more people began their day. As the sun peeked up from behind the skyscrapers, restaurants cooked broth for the day, people took morning walks, shopkeepers prepared to open for business, and more bikes would slowly fill the streets as the noise level slowly rose. Not as many cars on the road; the city is not fully awake yet, but stirring. I love those moments; that was particularly special being in a new place.
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Victor Noriega, Stone's Throw (Independent, 2004)