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... really friendly when I talk Chinese to them. I have just discovered that my best mate here Will, and his colleagues are being sent to another city for 3 months for a project, but I feel that I am fine, because to be honest I don't have time for any social life, and spend about 9 hours a day talking to teenagers, which I am surprisingly enjoying.
That is all for now, I am not sure when I will update next because honestly I am flat out.
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 ...
... like bed sheets, a kettle and other bits and pieces. It was quite a saga shopping for things that have no English labels and conversations with the staff would often at times end up with them trying not to laugh at my obviously poorly spoken Chinese. They are very patient though. I managed to get most things, except finding a bed sheet was proving difficult, as was a bath towel. The supermarkets seemed to have hundreds of hand towels, but no ...
... sitting in their office, which happens to have a cinema display room for clients, including huge screen, surround sound and reclining chairs with cupholders each night is funny in itself as I went there again yesterday and watched a movie with them, of course I hear an excited cheer coming from the seat behind me every time there is a spectacular fight scene or close up of a woman's cleavage. It seriously provided more entertainment than ...
... how to catch the bus myself tomorrow. Unfortunately it started pouring rain and we went a couple of kms too far, which meant a fair walk in the rain, but at least I think I know the way. By the late afternoon I was totally exhausted and lay in my room for a couple of hours and wrote this. I am optimistic about tomorrow, as it will enlighten me about what I will actually be doing here in the coming months. I think it will take a few days yet to adjust.
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