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... best idea would be to hop in and bust out the butterfly like a pro! My old swimming days came in handy as the fellow frolickers asked me to teach them how to do it!......England 1- 0 China. I now need an excuse to get me out of swimming every Thursday as I bought a membership and they are excited about my long-term swimming ventures with them. I am thinking about coming to school with cotton wool in my ears and pretending that I have dickey lugs.
Until next time..Peace out homeboys. ...
... were carved to represent an actual soldier. They used several different body styles, but all the faces are different and are just set on the body. The clay molds are fired up in a kiln at 900 degrees for several days. If water is added immediately after they come out of the kiln, they turn gray. Each warrior is a little bigger than life-size (they were of Mongolian lineage so would be a bit bigger than the Chinese today) and weighs about 400 pounds. Originally,they were painted.
I realized that I haven't written a blog the entire month of January, but honestly nothing too exciting has happened to write about. Teaching is going great and I am falling in love with my little kids more and more everyday. I have been feeling very exhausted and a little homesick lately, but once I see my kids I remember why I am here and enjoy my time with them. If you are ever having a bad day, these kids will lift your spirit.
So...Here is ...
... is 谢谢 (xie xie), but unlike the English who are fond of repeating it Turrets Syndrome fashion, the Chinese savor it for when they genuinely mean it. Yes, if you help someone with there bags, you will get a xie xie, as you will if you give someone directions in the street. But as for boy in the supermarket who scans your shopping, he is denied, as is the taxi driver that takes you home. In fact, these people often don't even get a smile, which to English ...
... of my kids up on the blog. If you want to see pictures of my kids, I can e-mail some to you. I have a lot of them!!
Now, we get ready for Mother's Day this weekend and parent-teacher conferences in just another couple of weeks. The year has flown by! I bet the summer will, too. It has been a stressful year so far, but an incredible year.
Speaking of incredible: next time I will inform upon our trip to Xi'an. And THEN, I think we will be all caught up!