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... like it would be much happier living under a stone or in a rockpool. Luckily, we were able to find a few Chinese style fast food eateries that had somewhat recognizable dishes – and there was always 7/11, KFC and McDonald’s to fall back on.
That’s what Beijing has been like for me – like being everywhere on the busiest day of the year, although that just adds to the atmosphere – it has been a real culture shock, but not always a negative ...
... day tomorrow,
We managed to get WIFi at a couple of stations so we managed to check the E Mails and check to see our directions to the Hostel when we arrive in Beijing. Sent an e mail to Hostel and they are now picking us up which will be a lot easier. Feeling tired now and just want to get there now. Have a good shower and a good sleep.
Got an E mail from Letting agent. Over the moon house is ...
... on the lake. It was awe-inspiring. We also saw a large marble boat, but I don't think it floats on its own :p As we were leaving the park, we realized that we had not seen the main attraction, so we climbed to the top palace. It was actually really creepy, being in such a old place with no one around, and then it turned dark. We kept climbing and saw the most beautiful view of Beijing, with lights going on for miles. I cannot imagine what it would like on a clear day.
... friend...who happened to speak Chinese which was a massive bonus! She even tipped us off about where to go in the evening...no not a club or a pub but a massive square just down the road from where we were staying. Nope, it wasn't an outdoor beer garden or party...it was rollerskating! Young Chinese guys and girls around our age were there on mass, all for the same reason- to rollerskate! It was good old fashioned fun, everywhere you looked there were pockets ...
I survived my first week of teaching!!!! My students... Ummmm 99%unscathed . Had a bit of an incident involving a shattered plate glass window. One laceration... But other than we're all fine.
So yes. I can say it I am finally a teacher!!!!!! It seems alright, the physical education department is filled with like minded individuals, and we had dance party this morning to that horrible Friday Friday gotta get ...
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