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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.
... years ago.
Even though it was dark when we arrived, you could see that it was cleaner than the normal city area, and there was hardly any traffic so everyone was walking on the roads. The air actually smelt fresher too!
We went to a food court area and I had told them that I was game to try pretty much anything, so they went off and got dinner.
The food was delicious, and the biggest surprise was the warm, purple drink - it was pureed kumera! They were a bit ...
... my hand up (like a good, responsive student) and they choose me and the TA to start. They had the flyswatters ready, and asked me 'what colour do you want?' They then named the cards they wanted us to hit - remember, word side facing up, not picture. I made a couple of mistakes, but they were on to it and told me so.
I then reminded them that we hadn't sung the Hello song, so they even managed to get that playing on the computer - I had opened the ...
... 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]
It's Monday morning and we have now had a full-scale storm going for 24 hrs - lightning, thunder, rain, the works!
For the last 3 nights I have been woken in the night by thunder that sounds like its just overhead, and usually the thunder stops after a few minutes while the lightning keeps going. This morning, there was a huge clap of thunder just before 7 am, and its still rattling around the place.
As you know, the weekend is the busiest teaching time, so we ...