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Travel Blogs from Changsha
... me to a concert last weekend and bought me a Minnie Mouse bow that lights up and flashes red and blue. I wore that around Martyr's Park while drinking baijiu with orange and strawberry juice and watching people dance.
A little baby was really interested in my light up bow, so I gave it to him and now I don't have it anymore. This is the last existing photo of my Minnie bow.
... it. I found out they are doing renovations and it will be closed until 2015. So, my second choice was the Changsha city museum, which happened to have a British art exhibit, and it was actually really good.
I took my bike to the next stop, Mao's teachers' college. It was also under renovations. Kids all around were dressed in fatigues, because they were doing military training instead of starting school. Everyone from grade 7 ...
... but all the others - go mad for stickers. Thank goodness for those cheap and cheerful stickers Mum bought me from Aldi about two and a half months ago!
Anyway, enough about the actual teaching, and let me tell you about Teacher's Day. This, apparently, is September 10th every year, and is a day where schoolchildren show their appreciation for their teachers by giving them presents. This, as another English teacher here in China commented, is not something that ...
... on the streets. Probably cos the kids are cute :)
I am, thankfully, teaching Grades 3 and 4, which (I think!) are 7 - 9 year olds. The two classes I taught today, apparently the kids were all about 9, but they looked and acted about 6 or 7. They are absolutely adorable. They're your usual mix of shy and sweet and cheeky kids, and each class was different in terms of behaviour - the first was easy to talk to and fairly well behaved; in the second, I was ...
Check it out guys, my awesome new apartment. I am moving on up. China doesn't pay as well as Korea, but the perks are amazing.
My room has only one bedroom, but I get an office and awesome living room on the very top floor. I'm in the PENTHOUSE!
There is also a wondrous rooftop patio just next to my place, which will be the place for lunches and parties in the future, I'm sure.
Check out the photos. Be jealous, be very jealous.