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... on the Chinese tour guide commentaries, and translating them for me when the group moved on.
Although I learned about many aspects of Yuelu Academy's history and functions, the lecture hall fascinated me the most. The lecturers would sit on a raised platform. One would write on a board behind their chairs while the other one talked. The students, or disciples as the information boards called ...
... season. Changsha is internationally famous for its fireworks, exporting them around the world. The city also received the honor of supplying all the big bangs for the Beijing Olympics.
It's a short but crowded walk to the fireworks viewing area. The six lanes of vehicle traffic between us and the river is at a standstill, so Aaron scampers across and reaches the other side with no problem. ...
... at the photos we snapped of each other .
After our visit to the wax museum, we thought we would still have enough time to wander around on the outside sidewalks to see people in costume. But it was pouring rain, so we abandoned that plan and flagged down a taxi to take us home, Squashed into ...
... kept cheating on musical chairs dancing just above them. Bu it didn't matter. The kids enjoyed themselves, we enjoyed ourselves. It was like being back at disco kids when I was there age and planet rolled into one made circus.
After this we made our way to join up with our friends to join in the fun and games. And so as I result, I have been writing this blog with a sore head so I will say my goodbyes now.
Until next time,
From Your Stupid Boy,
... each other up the steps towards us. Finally, the tallest of the bunch came a little closer and said to me, "Hello. What - is - your - name?"
I introduced myself and Walter, and asked for the boy's name. Then I said, "How old are you?"
The boy paused, and his forehead furrowed slightly as he accessed his elementary school English lessons. "I am - ten - years old."