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... to Hangzhou for the last time ever (so glad I never have to go there again)
for my Chinese lesson and to tell my agency I’d be leaving. There wasn’t much they could
say or do as I’d already booked my flight by then. I ...
... that :-) On Christmas Day I took Serena to school as usual, but then went to Shanghai by train to meet with Pixie. We met in Xintiandi, one of the French concession areas that I had been to during the National Holiday, and had lunch in a place called The Fountain (which has a fountain outside it haha). We the went to Haagen Dazs. I was really happy to be doing something other than sitting in the house in Jiashan, and happy to see ...
... Host families were invited, but only mine and the ones from Hangzhou came along. There was a speech from the boss of Lopair, then a speech from the Lopair host, and then each family had to give a speech "sharing their cultural experience of having a foreigner in their house". During these speeches, the au pairs were told we could chat amongst ourselves. We all ended up moving over to the play area where the kids were and half whispering to each other, half playing ...
... they know that kids are kids and will have fun just running around? I suggeted (by email) that the Lopair staff sing with us so we won't feel so alone on stage and it'd probably make it more interesting for the parents to watch. The answer was a resounding "no".
- I have met some lovely people in China, genuinely nice people, people who have taken an interest in me, taken me to the cinema, who ...
We also couldn't help but notice that just about every person we passed
stared down our guide until their necks couldn't twist any farther.
This made me feel a bit nervous, but then I realized it was probably
just because of his size. The locals often mocked what he was saying as we passed, which made me think he is kind of notorious for giving unknowing
tourists tours for more than they're worth. Eventually I realized he ...