Travel Blogs from Changsha
... me to a concert last weekend and bought me a Minnie Mouse bow that lights up and flashes red and blue. I wore that around Martyr's Park while drinking baijiu with orange and strawberry juice and watching people dance.
A little baby was really interested in my light up bow, so I gave it to him and now I don't have it anymore. This is the last existing photo of my Minnie bow.
... it. I found out they are doing renovations and it will be closed until 2015. So, my second choice was the Changsha city museum, which happened to have a British art exhibit, and it was actually really good.
I took my bike to the next stop, Mao's teachers' college. It was also under renovations. Kids all around were dressed in fatigues, because they were doing military training instead of starting school. Everyone from grade 7 ...
... contact, Sofia, saying it was that evening. (typical.) We were supposed to prepare some kind of talent - singing or dancing. We didn't as we all had a lot of lessons that day and had no idea what to prepare!
So when we arrived, the assembly was held in the school gym and was packed with hundreds of teachers, parents, and students. Zhuzhou Nanfang is a school that is, as far as I gather, in partnership with seven other schools, also foreign language schools like ...
... another adult in the classroom but I wouldn't cope without her as about half to 3/4 of the lesson needs to be translated. The kids are very curious about me and seemed to enjoy the lesson, though I felt personally it was a bit lacking (though perhaps I just need to build confidence.) With 6 classes tomorrow I feel the need to tweak it a bit in order to get things to run more smoothly.
That being said - I'm off to sleep in my (mercifully comfy) bed!
Check it out guys, my awesome new apartment. I am moving on up. China doesn't pay as well as Korea, but the perks are amazing.
My room has only one bedroom, but I get an office and awesome living room on the very top floor. I'm in the PENTHOUSE!
There is also a wondrous rooftop patio just next to my place, which will be the place for lunches and parties in the future, I'm sure.
Check out the photos. Be jealous, be very jealous.