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... to be. This actually caused me to miss a lesson... oh well, it has given me another story to tell. After I met Mr Zhao, who had organised me to be there (he also doesn't speak a word of English), he took me to the classroom and needless to say I was surprised when I walked in to the first class and there were 60 children. They looked to be about Year 7 so I naturally assumed their English level was low, considering I had met only 3 people in ...
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 ...
... Anyway Ian and I left after the movie while Will stayed to sleep in the office cinema, which is his usual bed.
This morning I had an appointment to look at an apartment through an agent Will had organised for me. The agent rang me at 9.30 and I went to meet him. He told me to hop on the back of his little electric scooter and we rode around the district looking at apartments. It was fun actually and once you get used to it ...
... we went and had some bbq street food with one of his colleagues who doesn't speak any English. It was nice actually, and gave me a chance to use the limited Chinese I have. I think we became friends and he said he would invite me to some gatherings with his friends next time. Ha! Now communication barriers aside, I look forward to crossing that bridge when it comes. Also nice was the fact that we could go to a street restaurant at 1am and sit down and ...
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