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... with a suitcase from around the corner stuffed full of Grade 3 goods. We both did buy something eventually although telling would be cheating! I personally find haggling pretty hard because I don't expect people to lie to me which kind of defeats the purpose, but managed pretty well.
So that was our trip back to China. It was so fun and quite relaxing to go to a different country for a day, like a mini holidays. I would definitely recommend a trip to Shenzhen.
... was okay and she replied it was for a routine examination – every 3 months Chinese women in urban centers have to go for a pregnancy test since the birth rate is closely controlled. Then, in class we were talking about crossing the borders to Hong Kong over Chinese New Years. Two of my students told how their mothers get upset because, despite their age (over 45), they were asked if they were pregnant. Not sure if the mothers ...
... dishes on the weekends.
Apparently it's quite common to see animals like pigs or sheep being slaughtered at the market, and there was a dead sheep by one of the stalls that night. The next day it had been skinned and hung up - every bit of it. I can imagine it's not pleasant to see an animal being slaughtered, but at the same time that is how we get meat...
On Sunday I needed to get the gears on my bike sorted out, so I headed into Houjie. Had a nice ...
... or sitting with their family in the shop they own. It's a really nice atmosphere, but at the same time I'm thinking... why aren't they in bed?!
As well as a busy week at school, we also had an explore round the main street in Houjie, where all the shops are. Just... crazy! Cars/bikes/rickshaws everywhere, lights everywhere, people everywhere. They have these massive loud speakers outside all the shops which blurt out music, apparently they're illegal ...
... or break', and I really wanted the children to like me. I would be teaching Grade 1 and Grade 4 - a really good mix of ages (grade 1s are cute and you can play loads of games with them, and grade 4 you can have conversations with and do a bit more teaching with). I'll talk about my first full week in my next post.
I really need to take more photos of my area and of the school, these are the few I've taken so far. Sorry for the bad quality... most are just off my phone.