Commune by the Great Wall
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... of my teaching career be that volunteering or paid, I never realized how much my heart broke for many of my students. Of course, it's easy to love the achievements, accomplishments and progress that your students have made, but many times, I never realized how often my heart breaks for my students. What I am about to write is a piece dedicated to the students I have taught so far and often the emotions that go through me that you may not realize. Heck, even I probably don't ...
... I haven't painted in five years, but the piece turned out amazing! I went with one of my friends who I was going to meet for the first time. She had added me on wechat (Chinese version of Whatsapp) and had clicked right away and decided that this would be something cool to do. We met up and painted for three hours. I decided that I wanted to paint mountains and my friend decided to paint a piece of a temple. Uploaded are pictures of the event ...
We are now over half way through our time here in Beijing, with only nine weeks left of teaching. There's an odd combination of the feeling that we've been living in Beijing for quite some time while at the same time the disbelief at how little time we have left. Every now and then I have moments where I suddenly stop and remember that I'm in Beijing. Sometimes these moments are when I remember that whilst some things are completely normal in Beijing daily life ...
We made it. We survived our first intercity train journey in China. Setting off in the morning with tickets that we couldn't read we were half way to Beijing South Train Station when the realisation that we should have left earlier hit us. Working out that by the time we would get off the subway we would have less than 10 minutes to find out our train platform and make it across the large Transfer Hub we resigned ourselves to the likelihood of having to ...
The Hutongs are what I always imagined China to be like before I got here. Granted they are a little bit more touristy than I expected, but that's inevitable in Beijing. Unlike where we are living the Hutongs are full of Western Tourists, and most of the Chinese in the area can speak pretty good English.
Made up of small interconnecting alleyways that remind me of the Brighton Lanes, ...