Ms. Huang is wearing an ancient jade bracelet and holding the 红包- Hóngbāo (red envelopes) I've given her.

During the Lunar New Year, mainly in Southern China, red envelopes containing cash gifts are typically given by the married to the unmarried, most of whom are children. In Bama County, the practice has been extended to include the many centenarians in the community.

At 105, Ms. Huang has outlived two of her six sons. She told me she has never been in the hospital, had an injection of any kind, or even taken any medication. Her only physical problem is that her hands get cold..

Photographed in Bapan Village on the PanYang River - Bama County, Guangxi, China.

Billed as Longevity Paradise, Bama County in Northern Guangxi Province is home to more than 80 people over the age of 100...

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