With the shot list on China Merchants all but complete, I headed across town to check out the new Shenzhen Stock Exchange designed by OMA. No sooner had I left the hotel when low cloud started rolling in across the sky, threatening to fulfill the forecast of showers for the remainder of the day. At least the wind was moving the cloud through at a decent pace, though I wasn’t sure whether this was a good or a bad sign.
Finding a coffee shop around the corner from the project, I figured on waiting a while to see if conditions improved. Naturally, no sooner had my coffee arrived when a quick flash of sun spread across the cafe floor, suggesting that perhaps some gaps were opening up in the cloud. Casually sculling my scaldingly hot beverage before wandering back outside, I was encouraged to see a growing expanse of blue sky spreading behind the imposing form of the building.
Further reinforcing my belief that if you don’t put yourself out there, don’t take a chance and risk failure, then you’re never going to get the real reward.