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... when I'm prepared but due to lack of time for preparation I often have half prepared lessons and sometimes getting the kids to talk is like drawing blood out of a stone. My ability to work off the cuff has certainly improved and I am able to reuse a lot of the material in many of the classes.
A few other very interesting things have happened, but I cannot write them here at this moment. Overall, I am enjoying my life here, ...
I've been in China for almost three weeks now and it's been very interesting! Everything is completely foreign and difficult. Most of the restaurants have picture menus which really helps when trying to order food because then you can just point. However, you then have to guess what exactly is in each meal and what meat it is.
Crossing the street is a cross between Frogger and American Gladiators. There is no right of way between ...
... money after all I have been spending. I'm looking forward to starting actually, because walking the streets by myself each day gets a little boring after a while.
Another exciting thing that happened was I made a new friend today. A mutual friend put me onto a girl from my uni in Melbourne who has also just moved here this week. She is Chinese and speaks perfect Aussie English. I met up with her today and it was so nice being able to ...
... having had that kind of experience in Malaysia I feel I can deal with it. I will start that in July.
I also met an English girl at Chinesetown and she was friendly and we exchanged details. She has been here 7 months, she said there is a group of them who hang out and that she would invite me to go out for drinks with them. That sounds great! I am looking forward to starting the classes and getting to know others who are living here.
We arrived last night and said we'd just get a hotel room nearby. It's a train station in China--can't be too hard. We walked for miles and miles (most of that just going 'round the station itself), only coming across one (full) hotel. Why do I take trains if not for their stations' central locations? For the speed? They're a ...
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