A madly technology resolution is what I see in Beijing today, but a convenient life with modern facilities should be what we imagine for the city that I love to name my home town.
Modern. This is the word most descriptive of Beijing to most chinese to take chances in here from all corners of the country. As truth, Beijing is modern all over, except for a few islands under protection. That are easy to identify and globally similar such as high rise buildings of steel and glass, streets of neon lights, road of lorries and cars, larger screens, smaller cell phones, people covered by brand names, foreigners ordering in an restaurant in mandarin, chinese competing in a english background.
Mad. Beijing is being modernized and madness. Some of the scenes I have been founding here can be identified everywhere, but Beijing would be the best living museums of frenzy and emotion. And most often, the scenes of madness are unique.
In Beijing, I saw a man abusing a bus across over a railway crossing with a street. I see cyclists drive fast on sidewalk. I see dogs walking among motor vehicles. I see cars crowding every portion of the road.
I saw Beijing citizens pointing to piles of rubbish, scolding everybody for throwing at will. Then I watched TV scenes in which town leaders speaking in a conference room. Then I watched town managers talking in floodlights. One hour later, I saw workers who just moved from village, sweeping and sweating in the dark area.
But a special scene in Beijing is what I dream of. While aiming amount of costumer in KFC and McDonald are growing in the thousands, I'd like to see some "slow-food" corners, quiet corners for the silent majority.
Beijing in my eyesight now is mad and modern. But through my eyes, Beijing tomorrow will measure itself, her growth and sprawling both modern and measured.