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... overtired. Moving about with you helps to rock and soothe baby, and so calm him down in preparation for bedtime. Driving Down A more modern option is "driving down". Most parents have heard of this trick, which basically involves putting your baby in his car seat and driving around for a while until he's asleep. Unfortunately this is rather inconvenient and uses up petrol, but if you're desperate, it's worth a try - it has a very high success rate. When my children were ...
When I arrived in GZ last Nov, I was given an intro pack which included a 'Things to Do' section, and a visit to the Chen Family Temple / Chen Clan Academy / Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is at the top of the list. As I have now been here for 6 1/2 months, now seemed like a good time to go and have a look. And yes, it is known by various names
The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall was founded in 1888 and completed in 1893, ...
... now they rent it to upscale restaurateurs. If only this could happen naturally without the monopolistic undertones. But, it's because of the monopoly that it provides a genuine feeling of escape for the city-dweller in Foshan.
We didn't stay here after all, it was too busy. We went to a great Cantonese restaurant instead, which I liked better than the faux-western food on order in the village anyway. ...
... at the expense of expat Arabs, Persians, Christians and Jews.
Guangzhou has always been highly regarded in the Chinese empire, developing steadily as an international shipping, industrial and travel center. The Portuguese arrived in 1514 and managed to finagle a monopoly on European trade for more then 100 years. They bungled the Guangzhou name into "Cantao", and for the next 400 years, the place was known ...
... 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.
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