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Today was relatively clear so I decided to go up the Canton Tower and look at the view.
There are all sorts of different options, including a ride around the outside of the tower in small cars on a track - not for the faint -hearted! I left that excitement for now, and stuck to the simple observation deck ticket.
On the ground floor there are about 6 different tables with various models of the city - they are very big on models in China it seems. They ...
... 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 ...
... cake, candy, bread, pizza, burger, chicken, ice cream. The foods, of course, are familiar, but not all the English words, especially chicken, bread, noodles, rice. (They all know pizza, cake, burger) Last night was only the second time they have been introduced to the vocab, and they can't read yet, so being able to recognise the word alone was pretty impressive. The ones who struggled a bit were helped by the others, so no one was left out of the game.
... 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 ...
... I had a hunt on-line for some local news reports, and found these gems - all on translated sites, haven't found one that is written in English yet, though these are so good, why try!
Read them slowly and with a box of tissues at hand - my favourite is that we have a Department of rampaging thunderclouds - how good is that!!! I think it even trumps the underground hail lightning storm. Let me know your thoughts...
Ahh, China :)
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