Huiyu Huaxin Hotel
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... to be. This actually caused me to miss a lesson... oh well, it has given me another story to tell. After I met Mr Zhao, who had organised me to be there (he also doesn't speak a word of English), he took me to the classroom and needless to say I was surprised when I walked in to the first class and there were 60 children. They looked to be about Year 7 so I naturally assumed their English level was low, considering I had met only 3 people in ...
I've been in China for almost three weeks now and it's been very interesting! Everything is completely foreign and difficult. Most of the restaurants have picture menus which really helps when trying to order food because then you can just point. However, you then have to guess what exactly is in each meal and what meat it is.
Crossing the street is a cross between Frogger and American Gladiators. There is no right of way between ...
... sheets so I was like "what the hell, why not?" and just went with it. However 3 days later I can say it is like sleeping on a wooden table, and my room smells like hay.
I got given my work timetable for the next month which looks pretty good I will be taking 4 different classes, 1 Current Affairs class, 1 TOEFL class, 1 speaking class and 1 at a high school about culture. All up I will have 54 for the month so that should be a nice bit of ...
... pot type thing. Definitely the best thing I ate here so far.
Scarlet, the girl from Chinesetown, will organise my Chinese lesson timetable to start next week, because it turns out that I won't be teaching much in the next month or so, so I can concentrate on studying Chinese. I think I will be teaching a middle school class which the current English teacher cannot control, so that should be fun. I am actually looking forward to ...
... booked for me just opposite his company. It is cheap, cramped and a bit dirty, but at least I have a place where I can briefly escape from the masses of the great unknown outside while I adjust to the huge difference in culture and surroundings. I still feel uncomfortable walking into a restaurant by myself, knowing that I won't know where to sit, or what to order and what the procedure for paying is. You take all these things for granted at home.
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