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... 8217;s relations with the Islamic world", stating that Republicans are too aggressive and they have a love for war. Reporting as a study abroad student in China, it's pretty clear that the majority of people here were rooting for Obama. So although America was split over which president to choose, this side of the world was behind Obama, which I found pretty interesting.
November also brought a new president in China, Xi Jinping, who is replacing ...
... low throne with a yellow cushion and a few other low seats were all that was in evidence. Dan summed it up perfectly ”looks like the earliest version of the IKEA flat pack to me mate” and I really couldn’t disagree (Don’t get me wrong, this was last used in the late 19th century, and anyone having seen any stately home in Europe will understand why I expected a bit more).
We wandered around the back of ...
I walked east to the nearest metro stop and went up to the Olympic Park next and saw the "Birds Nest" National Stadium and the Water Cube. I got stopped for loads of photos, and some people asked me why I had come to China, when the Olympics were being held in my country. I didn't have the heart to tell them I think the Olympics are generally a waste of time and money. I have an interest in the 100m final and that's it really.
I wasn't done sightseeing yet ...
... you for giving me the opportunity to teach in your school. I am honored to have been here. I wish my Chinese had gotten better. I can tell you that my host family's English improved significantly! I promise the next time I see you I will know more Chinese.
To all the students & teachers at Jingshan School, my 4 months here were filled with days I will always remember. ...
... his hips to the music, smiling and generally being a really good sport. Another person grabs my hand and pulls me into the group, with other women opening a space for me to join in. Everyone is smiling and we are all having a good time. When the music ends, we say “xie xie” which means thank you and move aside. When the music starts again, a woman asks Harvey to dance. So here is Harvey, an entrepreneurial capitalist singing and dancing to ...
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