I don’t have anything to say about this, really, except that I like it. Look at the concentration on the man’s face. Look at his smile when the ball finally falls off his paddle, and his alacrity to try again, that very moment. This, young’uns, is how grown-ups entertain themselves when they don’t have iPhone or iPad Apps. Isn’t it better?
This video is part of several taken in central Beijing’s Beihai Park, uploaded recently by YouTube user jryanc10. A lot of the titles and descriptions seem needlessly snide, but the content is pretty great, showing a slice of life for many of the city’s elderly. Youku video for those in China after the jump.