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East Second Ringroad

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Beijing snowed yesterday. The snow adds a sense of fairy tale to the city, replaces the otherwise mundane grey color with white, and, above all, cleans the air.

I usually dread walking in the street of the city. But this morning, I walked out of home and was greeted by the chilly, but fresh, air. Instead of hoping to get into a taxi instantly as usual, I kept walking. After lunch, I took a walk outside the office and enjoyed it.

I realized it was always the dirtiness instead of the coldness that has prevented me from spending much time outdoor. If many people are like me who rather opt to drive or take taxies in a city this polluted, fewer people would want to trasfer with public transportation just to avoid time outside. It will take longer to improve the Beijing air. If people this generation have to sacrifice the lungs for better air in the future, at least, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...