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... down, It seems they are scheduled for destruction, so people don't take care of them. Fronting these row houses are some hideous metal apartments. One of my friends said these temporarily house people displaced from the old homes and these folks will be relocated to new apartments. They remind me of the infamous FEMA trailers. After watching from afar, I decided this morning to see everything up close and hit the ground ...
... which was next to the park with trees and grass, so we all collapsed under a tree and chilled – whilst trying to avoid the ants! I don’t think any of us were bitten though… after a bit we went to find a drink, and then got a taxi back to the apartment for a sleep. That evening we went to Jane’s Bar for a drink, whilst the football was on. It was such an English day – apart from the fact that it was about 35°C ...
... went with me and explained all the costs and the process – and told the hairdresser what I wanted. I ended up with a really short cut that’s perfect for the steamy weather here. The salon is very new so everything looked clean and tidy. Oh, and there is no tipping here, so you get some bargain prices.
Last night I asked for an iron – the girl ...
... to go with us. This is really a "friend in need." The policemen and women were very nice and helpful, but they had never dealt with this situation so it was a long process, nearly two and a half hours.
STEP1: Police station:
- Request a permit as a temporary resident
Otherwise, we couldn't get help from the police in Suzhou
- Report the passport as lost
... has an interactive whiteboard, and there's even a lift for the teachers - my office is on the 4th floor (3rd floor in the UK!).
Unfortunately I have to be here at 8am every morning, and as it stands I don't leave until about 5pm, but I'm going to try and negotiate a bit with this as I'm only teaching a maximum of two and a half hours in that time. Today I arrived at 8, and I don't even teach until 11:10. I don't mind that so much, what frustrates me ...