Gladden Hotel Shilong
Travel Blogs from Dongguan
... interesting to look at, but I do wish they had some English translations to help me.
I wasn't sure if the elevator ride would have any view out, and discovered that yes, it did - I was last in, so was standing hard up against the doors for the 428 m ascent - pretty impressive, and actually quite nice that it wasn't ALL open the whole way.
After having a wander around, I headed into Lide hoping for brunch. Found myself a decent coffee shop as well ...
... I told them that would had as a soup in NZ, and could easily be the whole meal. It was rather large, and filling, but very good. Not sure why we don't have it as a hot drink, really - would be better for us than coffee?
They told me I need to go back and look around in the daytime - the universities are arranged in 3 circles, and you can hire a bike to go between them as the area is pretty big. Lots of parks, and a big lake in the middle, so I will have a look one day soon.
I have about 7 classes of Small Stars every week, ranging from the absolute beginners up. They are (usually!) a lot of fun, but sometimes they can be very irritating, as with any kids!
In 1 class we are doing a unit called 'Let's take a photo' and the lesson plan said to show them some photos. I didn't have my USB with family photos with me that day, so decided I would take pictures of the kids instead to reinforce the vocabulary.
As you will ...
... poverty. There will be many tear and broken hearts. I might not be used to this kind of life at first. It may bring discomfort. However, this trip allows me to go through a different life that I have never had, but many children in my country are going through. I will appreciate the life I now have and determine to work hard to fight for the children who are not as lucky as I am.
[A place to contribute to (or give back to) a community]
... this year is a wide range of heavy rains and strong convection simultaneously hit Guangdong. The main reason is due to the recent warm and humid southern China by the strong southwesterly flow control, providing a stable energy and water vapor, with frequent small stocks weak cold air southward, Guangdong frequent cold air over the intersection. At the same time, enhance air convection movement will lead to the phenomenon of thunderstorms in parts.