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Why do I keep seeing old Chinese men walking backwards?

By beejay76 - 27 February 2011 8

Is it a Canberra thing?

Am I hallucinating?

Is it an elaborate hoax?

Reptoids??

What’s Your opinion?


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Why do I keep seeing old Chinese men walking backwards?
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Alf 12:26 am 01 Mar 11

your eyes are back to front?

@MsCheeky – that sounds awesome!

matt31221 8:58 pm 28 Feb 11

Are you seeing the same chinese person everyday in different places?

beejay76 1:35 pm 28 Feb 11

astrojax said :

they might find you running round an oval or something similar just as odd…

Yes, I’ve wondered that, too!

astrojax 1:23 pm 28 Feb 11

New Yeah said :

Give it a go, you’ll never look back.

well, actually, you always will!

this is quite common in china; and they might find you running round an oval or something similar just as odd…

MsCheeky 11:02 am 28 Feb 11

You’re not hallucinating. I spend a bit of time in China and often go to the park in the morning. The people, and particularly the older ones, congregate in the parks for their morning exercise and hobbies. Tai chi, kite flying, music, board games, ballroom dancing, kung fu, all sorts of things are on display. As well as walking backwards, they often rub their backs on trees (like bears) and clap and wave their arms about in all sorts of fashions while walking, backwards or forwards. It’s a moving spectacle every day.

The interesting part about it for me is that you can join in by being just as weird as you like, and you’ll get lots of smile and thumbs up from the locals. Great fun.

dundle 10:52 am 28 Feb 11

Now you mention it, I saw that last week in Civic. Wonder why…

Skidbladnir 10:37 am 28 Feb 11

I see gweilo folk riding bicyles wearing skin-tight lycra all the time, and I reckon that looks pretty strange. It certainly doesn’t look good.

(Walking backwards also exercises different muscle groups to walking forwards)

New Yeah 3:21 am 28 Feb 11

Not a Canberra thing, not a hoax and certainly not reptoids. Doesn’t mean that you’re not hallucinating though.

Walking backwards is good for one’s health and a Taiwanese man has run several marathons backwards. Give it a go, you’ll never look back.

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