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... vocabulary we have learnt before, so the students were happy enough!
Suzhou is probably one of the most westerners-friendly places to be living in China. We are on Shanghai's doorstep, there is a whole district of new accommodation and restaurants, where it's actually more difficult to find a Chinese restaurant than say a Mexican or a Japanese. But you still have Old Town with its gardens, pagodas and cheap restaurants. But even in Old Town we still have the ...
... our new students, rather than recruit more. After our perfectly executed presentation and student/ teacher games we come to a more sinister part of our visit.
What I witnessed today can only be described as institutionalized bullying, whereby the teachers were forcing new students to nervously sing in front of the class. These students obviously did not want to perform, but they were 'coerced’ by both the teachers and the other students up to the point ...
The new part of Suzhou comes alive at night. Ultra modern lighting is everywhere. the fountain in the photo was unbelievable. The subway was just completed and featured a mini mall. The little police station sat on a corner with it's lights flashing. The buildings in the ...
... play a Chinese flute. They didn't have any Chinese flute music. They had flute music, but mostly European and North American composers. I'll keep looking.
Maybe it was the rain, maybe I was too early. the night market was full of food - all kinds of food! but no other vendors were out, which was probably just as well. I can't start stocking up on gifts yet. It reminded me a lot of Hong Kong streets - lots of neon lights hanging over the narrow ...
... and dealing with the traffic will take some practice so I'll start out early in the day before the volume picks up.
I meet my IE (housekeeper - or "auntie" ) yesterday afternoon. She will be coming next Saturday to clean my apartment, do my laundry, and then I will get my first cooking lesson. She will take me to the market, buy food to prepare a meal and then come home and we will cook it. I'm very ...