In the ecological corridor at the intersection of Yinghe Road and Xisanhuan Road, a sanitation worker holds a notebook, his mouth muttering incantations and another uncle provide some suggestions now and then.
According to the sanitation worker himself, Zhao Cihui is 67 and his hometown is Yuzhou city of Henan Province.
What he is learning is the knowledge of music, and the instructor beside him is Wang Yinmin, who is one year older than him. Wang is from Xingyang city and now he works as a gate keeper.
"When I was young, I was engaged in burning porcelain. Later my son started his work and family in Zhengzhou, so I came to look after my grandson with my wife who was in the same age with me. Last year, I was devastated when my wife passed away, until then I realized that money was nothing without good mood and health."
“A month ago, when I was sweeping the floor in front of a construction of Yinghe Road, I heard someone playing Banhu. Intoxicating with the music, I found that the player was Wang Yinmin. After think twice, I proposed to let him as my teacher, and unexpectedly, he agreed. At the beginning, I know nothing about Banhu, but he taught me enthusiastically from the simple sound spectrum…”. The old man said that learning Banhu is just for fun. Though he was old, he still can enjoy his life.
"What I'm learning now is a section of" Chaoyang Village, which I'm going to master in two weeks. When I got up at 4 am this morning, I added another paragraph of exercise to myself!”
When asked about his goal,the old man laugh:“my goal is to walk on the road one day and when I meet someone who wants to sing, I can play the accompaniment with my Banhu. ”