Lijing Hotel Humen Port
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... having them here - I really liked having people to talk to at
home, as it's not like I can have conversations with my neighbours yet.
We had also been very lucky with the weather - it was quite warm, but not unbearable, and after the cold of NZ very welcome. Apart from the rain on Friday it was dry, but I was sorry that there were no thunderstorms, as they are very impressive. Maybe next visit...
As you may expect, days like Mother's Day and birthdays can be a bit tough when you are 5000 km away from the people you love, and 1 of the local teachers in particular realised this and invited me out to dinner with her and 2 of the other local staff.
The 3 of them all live in the area known as university city - it is on its own island, and has several (I think they said 10) universities located there. It is considered to be THE place to go to uni in the province and was finished ...
... and girls.
Last night though, Shirley arrived really early, so when she said her name was Deborah, I went and sat in her chair, and said, Hello, teacher! That started her in a big way - when her friend Andrea came in, they both sat in chairs at the front, and arranged all the flashcards word side up (more on that later). As the rest of the class came in, I stayed in the student chair which they thought was funny. One boy accidentally said ni hau to ...
... out. They would use the wooden pencil till the last inch because they do not want to waste any of it.
Volunteering there, I might encounter other volunteers there, and I would work with them to help these children. I would bring books and school supplies for these children. Because of the constant lack of parental care, the children fell insecure. I would stay with them for a month or two and take care of them like they are my younger sisters ...
After a brief stop in Taipei (and an even briefer stop in Hong Kong), I'm back in China and ready to pick up where I left off. I had forgotten how much I love Taiwan, and now that I'm back in the middle kingdom, I'm reminded of just how 'night and day' different the two places are. Take this analogy: Costco has many locations in Taiwan, and I was able to visit one of them this time. The store was remarkably similar to my home store in ...