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... no problems. Of course, the fact that English is the second language in Hong Kong behind Cantonese helped since all the signs in the train station were also in English. So we had a leisurely ride to Guangzhou on a nice train, and saw a little of the countryside.
Two hours later we arrived at the Guangzhou East train station, and were very happy to meet Jenny, our Chinese guide for the next few days. ...
... 5 minutes with that ridiculous climate!
Despite regularly sweating buckets, life continues to whiz by. As I write this blog, I am being reminded of something I was told about my year here whilst I was "training" in Beijing, "Your lives here will be like rivers meandering up and down between euphoria and misery". We were shown a graph with key points marked out depicting how we might be feeling at that point in time. As I recall from the graph, right ...
... assistance. At first we didn't see a problem with it and accepted but within hours, the event was being publicized on their website that it was their event.
And so the day of the hash arrived. That morning I arranged to meet with "Monkey", a "Hasher" from the other group who offered to help me lay the route. I told him what I had planned (or tried to considering that he didn't speak any English) but he completely disregarded it and started of on his ...
... revenge on some of my students. However they already knew what was coming so none of my tricks worked. They even started to give me small gifts. I still haven't decided if this means that I am the biggest fool of all or not. At one point I thought the school were playing tricks on me. Whilst you were all eating Easter eggs,(I didn't get any off course!) China was celebrating the traditional "Grave Sweeping Festival" or as I kept calling it, "The Day of the Dead". The Chinese use ...
... a competition about a topic I know very little about completely on my own. Even though they were debating in English, it was difficult to comprehend what the teams were saying at times (especially when they were arguing with each other).