may day is celebrated as international workers' day in most countries. however, the US - we have our own rules! (english measurements anyone?) - has its labor day in september. i don't know too much about the history of may day, but it always had a communist vibe to it. so naturally being in communist china, may day is a much bigger deal than it is back at home, where it's hardly a blip on the news radar.
i was going with lihui and herbert to shiqiaopu, to see if we could repair herbert's laptop. romeo was going to chongqing as well, with his wife, to attend a may day part y in jiefangbei hosted by the chongqing filipino society. the company shuttle would leave until 9:30, so i had a chance to sleep a bit later than usual, waking up at 8:00 (normally i need to wake up at 6:40). i used the bathroom, showered, then fried myself some eggs for breakfast, before leaving at 9:10. everyone was already on the bus when i got there. we didn't leave until exactly 9:30, joined by 2 late arriving young korean coworkers. one of them wore a boston red sox cap. i told him i was from boston and asked him if he was a fan. he said he likes philly's but got the red sox hat because the color goes better with his face. i'm not sure if i a true sports fan would ever give that answer!