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... was also my way of stamping my authority back on the students as they were starting to be a bit too cheeky in my classes.
To prepare them, I set them a task for homework of preparing a short presentation about what they got up to during the holidays. Originally I planned on listening to their presentations the following week but that plan went completely out of the window when after my first 3 classes, I found that only 3 students out of 150 actually did ...
For my last adventure of the week, I decided to go to the Taoist mountain of "fire". There are five for all the earth's elements and the one in my province happens to be the one that is governed by a "fire keeper" guy.
I couldn't get out of bed early enough, so by the time I made it to Hengshan, I had to take the minibus up to the summit. Luckily there was ...
... usually cooked in chicken fat with fava beans) and throw it into
the river to commemorate him?
Also I guess the dragon boat racing is this huge
international event!...supposedly at the site of the birth place of the whole
dang festival…YUEYANG- which is why we chose to go but honestly we saw like two
boats and they were small and only really even worth noting for the tons of
Chinese tourists who paid 50Y to sit in them and have ...
... MIXED WITH CARELESS FIRST-TIME CHINA MISTAKES/LITTLE CONCERN/NOTIFICATION AND LANGUAGE-BARRIER-HIGHTENED HAPPENINGS! Ughgughghgughgugugh!
Ok so long-story-short (again this blog!)
Whilst in Changsha this past weekend I left my damn china-phone in a KTV. Thank god the KTV kept it for me and my friend Danny, fellow WTer who lives close by, agreed to retrieve the phone for me (supposedly!) as I can no longer return to ...
... would henceforth take place- basically we spent quite a bit of time collecting some weird cakes, gift certificates, etc. that day to take to the office where I was told to basically hide outside?...long-story-short…WE FAILED…I did not get my visa and went through a very VERY stressful and AWKWARD afternoon of liaison battles- with some Chinese phone-wars between Richard and Stella which all-in-all resulted in a very labor-intensive plan for me to return to Changsha ...