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... tired to care anymore, has taught me not to take things so seriously with work and enjoy the experience and suddenly I have more confidence in my Chinese speaking ability and am not stressing about things as much.
Classes are going well, but the amount of classes I am being given is now bordering on ludicrous. Not only am I teaching from 8.30am-9pm most days, I am now being given classes on weekends, both Saturday and Sunday. ...
... motorcycles, scooters, bikes, and pedestrians. The light just turns green and you go. Driving is insane, there might as well not be any lanes painted on the road. Driving here is kind of like a cat, "if it fits, it sits", so "if it fits, it goes"... and sometimes not even if it fits it still goes. But the taxis are pretty cheap which is good.
There are a ton of markets around here, so we went to the supermarket to get food to keep ...
... I can only guess that most people here dry themselves with hand towels. I managed to get Will, Ian and Lee to help me buy a bed sheet and pillow in the evening, which must have been a quite a sight because it took 4 of us 15 minutes asking about bedsheets, and a lot of laughing by the poor supermarket lady and we ended up walking out with a canvas mat, and a pillow which I discovered later was stuffed with hay. The boys said they all use mats ...
... having had that kind of experience in Malaysia I feel I can deal with it. I will start that in July.
I also met an English girl at Chinesetown and she was friendly and we exchanged details. She has been here 7 months, she said there is a group of them who hang out and that she would invite me to go out for drinks with them. That sounds great! I am looking forward to starting the classes and getting to know others who are living here.
... we passed an undulating landscape covered with tea bushes on both sides of the road where the locals were picking the special tea leaves as it is getting towards the end of the season. Hangzhou is best known for originating Longjing （Dragon Well), a notable variety of green tea, the most notable type being Xi Hu Long Jing. Known as the best type of Long Jing tea, Xi Hu Long Jing is grown ...
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