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Travel Blogs from Xiangtan
... 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.
... and had a mango popsicle for my reward. The haze was bad today and it was really hot, so the mango popsicle was extra delicious and there weren't any really nice views at the top. I tried to get some nice photos, but it didn't really work out.
Friday night is Diner's Club night, so after going home and showering, we had our second meeting. We had six people already, so I think that's a good sign for the upcoming weeks!
... that the Chinese don't know who to give presents - it's an art form over here. :)
So we thought that was it but as it turned out that the next day a whole school assembly was due to take place at 8am (ouch.) Lessons would be cancelled for period 1&2 (but as I wasn't teaching I had planned a lie in! Next morning, got a call at half seven about five seconds after opening my eyes 'oh it's starting now, could you come now please?' (Again, typical.) Went down to ...
... is right next to that of the other foreign teachers, an engaged couple named Luke and Charly, and appears, oddly enough, to be on the top floor of the boys' boarding house. The bottom floor houses the youngest boys and the top the eldest (who can't be more than 15, I'd guess, but most look much younger.) This means that as soon as I step out of my room, I get smiles and waves and shouts of 'hello!' This I can deal with much better than the constant staring that so ...
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.