Haiyun Grand Hotel
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... for dinner at a place with amusing translations of their dishes - and good food!
It was a busy arrival day, and after our early start we were all ready for an early night.
On Thu I had morning and evening classes (now that summer school is in session) and Carol & Don were left to amuse themselves. They managed to get into the city and back again without getting lost - always a good result! ...
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 ...
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 ...
... I will tell them stories, and I will play games with them. I will also tell them my experience in America. Like these children, I do not see my parents for a year or two, and I have to face the difficulties myself. I will tell them how I resolve the struggle alone. Through my experience, I want to tell them that they can find hope and future through studying and hardworking.
I grow up in a well-off family, thus I rarely experience ...
... Village. Close to the Shenzhen Metro station of the same name (and right next to Wal Mart), the charming mix of cobblestone streets and galleries is an excellent place to spend an afternoon. All around the village, painters work diligently copying famous pieces of art. Looking for a knock off of the "Mona Lisa" or "Starry Night"? You will find those and many, many more, all hand painted, and all for just pennies on the dollar. You ...
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