Grand Mercure Dongguan Shijie
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... super-cool (not!) heat reflecting umbrella with me from now on.
On the work front I had a pretty positive appraisal last week, and we get a new DOS (teachers boss) starting after Dragon boat festival next week, so am hoping that things will improve. We are still short of 3 foreign teachers, and everyone has really heavy workloads as a result. Apparently there will be a new intake of teachers next month, in time to help with summer school over Jul and Aug.
As you may expect, days like Mother's Day and birthdays can be a bit tough when you are 5000 km away from the people you love, and 1 of the local teachers in particular realised this and invited me out to dinner with her and 2 of the other local staff.
The 3 of them all live in the area known as university city - it is on its own island, and has several (I think they said 10) universities located there. It is considered to be THE place to go to uni in the province and was finished ...
... are working very nicely - they are a pretty good class this one!
1 of the classes I had last night really blew me away. When we start class, we always do a ball-pass to drill introductions - My name's Deborah (yep!), what's your name? Lots of students like to reply 'My name's Deborah, what's your name? to me, so I then use their name when I greet the next student. They think its hilarious, and I have sometimes ended up with a whole class of ...
... out. They would use the wooden pencil till the last inch because they do not want to waste any of it.
Volunteering there, I might encounter other volunteers there, and I would work with them to help these children. I would bring books and school supplies for these children. Because of the constant lack of parental care, the children fell insecure. I would stay with them for a month or two and take care of them like they are my younger sisters ...
... heavy rain rampant. It is reported that around this morning, 6:00 Shunde and Guangzhou have made a hail around 7:50.
The day before yesterday morning, the Guangzhou this year suffered the most powerful convective weather. Nansha, Panyu, Yuexiu, Liwan, HuaduDistrict, received a series of hail reports.
"In the beginning only the storm, suddenly heard the sound of crackling constantly roof." Nansha nut who lives in the town of Tam says ...