Purple Mountain Hotel
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... that "education business" should be an oxymoron, but more and more it seems that the "business" wins that battle. Too many warm bodies this year, that are nothing more than warm and willing to pay. There are a good few, and they are a joy, and do offer more than a means to an end. But again, few and far between. I shouldn't complain, but I suppose that is a by product of being comfortable. Now then to the play.
I have been getting my weekly fix ...
... me a slip of paper and pointed to a table further down from us that had some cheap goods for sale. At the time, I had no idea what he was talking about and thought he wanted us to go check in with the security guard near the table. I then realized as we were walking away it was just a coupon for the items on the table. I proceeded to feel like an idiot and we headed downstairs to find a taxi. Sidenote: Chinese grocery stores don't have bags. Make sure you bring ...
... plus many staff so there is no way that I will know everyone by the time that I leave at the end of the school year.
Today brought yet another new experience. We had professional development today. Each "school" (elementary, middle, high) did their own thing. We had a workshop by JUMP. It was on experiential learning. Basically we got to play games all day! There were a lot of team building exercises, energizes, and ways to include them in the ...
... last shopping opportunity on Nanjing Road for the girls. After agreeing on a meeting spot, I struck out on my own for the Museum. After about a mile, it became obvious I wasn't going to make it back by the appointed time. In the end, I exchanged the shirt, we reconnected and made it back to the hotel in time for a quick lunch and then off to "Pudong International" for the flight ...
Well it has been a few days since the last update but we have fitted in a lot. I apologise if I skip around a bit but I figure sometimes a stream of conciousness provides a good insight to personal observation, so here goes...
First things first, I will take the opportunity to thank Debbie and Craig - they have treated us to an amazing time that, put simply, we would never have been able to achieve on our own!!! You guys rock!
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