Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... On Fri I didn't have to be at school until the evening, so we went in and had a look round the Chen Clan Academy which really impressed me on my first visit. There was a man doing traditional style painting on special paper, and he was keen for us to have a go, using all his English words to tell us so! He was very friendly, and when we declined his offer he gave us some of the special paper anyway.
... years ago.
Even though it was dark when we arrived, you could see that it was cleaner than the normal city area, and there was hardly any traffic so everyone was walking on the roads. The air actually smelt fresher too!
We went to a food court area and I had told them that I was game to try pretty much anything, so they went off and got dinner.
The food was delicious, and the biggest surprise was the warm, purple drink - it was pureed kumera! They were a bit ...
... so I said ni hau back - you should have seen his face!!!! I always tell them I can't speak Chinese, and he couldn't get over the fact that I had said it quite naturally to him! He told all the others as they came in - teacher can speak Chinese! All said in Chinese, and I know enough to understand that!
Anyway, once the class had arrived, I sat up straight in my chair, and the 2 new teachers started. They did a perfect imitation of me! Who wants to try? ...
... out. They would use the wooden pencil till the last inch because they do not want to waste any of it.
Volunteering there, I might encounter other volunteers there, and I would work with them to help these children. I would bring books and school supplies for these children. Because of the constant lack of parental care, the children fell insecure. I would stay with them for a month or two and take care of them like they are my younger sisters ...
It's Monday morning and we have now had a full-scale storm going for 24 hrs - lightning, thunder, rain, the works!
For the last 3 nights I have been woken in the night by thunder that sounds like its just overhead, and usually the thunder stops after a few minutes while the lightning keeps going. This morning, there was a huge clap of thunder just before 7 am, and its still rattling around the place.
As you know, the weekend is the busiest teaching time, so we ...