The Three Ambiguities

I have been playing host/tour guide to a group of visitors for the past week, and in keeping with the spirit of Chinese socio-political discourse, I decided that the week's activities would be conducted according to the principle of "The Three Ambiguities."

Namely….

1. Nothing is as it seems (my all time favorite mantra)

2. Plans can't keep up with changes (my translation of a common Chinese saying)

3. If you're not confused, you're not paying attention (inspired by a conversation between Rob Gifford and a fellow bus passenger recorded in Rob's book China Road)

Nothing like a few good slogans to keep the masses in order.