Jin Long Hua Ting Business Hotel
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Trip out of Shanghai today to Suzhou about 80 km from Shanghai. 36 degrees so thankful for the coach air con. Travelled along the industrial corridor linking the two cities which was interesting in its own right. Lots of high rise apartment blocks for the workers and factories galore. All very intensive and looking efficient. Sub - text here seemingly - "Be afraid the West, be very afraid!". Certainly as ...
One Day More.
This is what we woke up singing and continued singing on the bus to school.
Knowing that we were doing no work today, we were excited to spend one last day with our students.
The first part of the morning was spent with a draw to give away all the resources that we have used over the last 3 weeks.
Then our classes joined together to watch "The Emperor's New Groove" which they thoroughly enjoyed.
After lunch, ...
Two more teaching days!
Today was our day where the teachers had to take what they've learned and apply it to their classrooms.
We modelled a literacy lesson in the morning, and they had the whole afternoon to develop their own lesson using our strategies and their textbook.
It went really well.
After school, we had an early dinner as we had to prepare for our gala celebration in the evening.
The real estate company that sponsors the ...
... culmination of our murder mystery.
They really seemed to enjoy it, although it wasn't so much a murder mystery as it was them just asking each other questions.
After school, we enjoyed a few Tsingtaos and a nice quiet dinner.
Our evening plans consisted of KTV for the third time.
We had a great time as always.
KTV and Tsingtao are the two things I ...
... periods of revision, destruction, and rebuilding through the centuries.
The gardens were beautiful. Peaceful and meditative, there were vistas from high-sitting pavilions, vast lotus ponds, a bonsai garden, weeping willows flowing down hillsides, sidewalks carefully crafted with intricate stone designs, and of course, there were many Chinese people more interested in Sebastian, Vicky, and Tomas than the gardens themselves. In fact, one student-aged boy walked up to me and ...
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