Travel Blogs from Chenzhou
... but pieces of the surroundings remain and we instantly recognized the spot. We could see the construction work in process where the old gate and area had been demolished. It was at that moment I was felt so grateful for the timing of our visit to China. Had we returned later I think both Amity's old orphanage and the remnants of the school gate would have been gone. It is clear that the economy in China has turned ...
... really liked to play with toys.
... because they were performing arts students. So most of them were talented artists, dancers or singers but could not, necessarily, speak a word of English. And equally some of them were borderline fluent, so implementing lesson plans for them was difficult. What seemed even more difficult, at first, was that the class was predominantly female and girl students tend to be much more shy.
However, class 470 happily smashed all of these awful preconceptions I had for them. ...
... but it also makes me feel rather sad. I know they were good students and, like 455, I had a loyal fan base of students that hung on my every word, greeted me outside of class and frequently gave me small gifts. I think the main problem was that, as a whole, class 459 did very little to distinguish itself from the other classes. Though I can clearly remember specific students who I liked from ...
... We ended up having a second lunch and a beer with the head chef and the head of the caféteria. I know it may seem remiss for me to be drinking when I still had classes to teach but, in Chinese culture, had I refused the beer then I would have been incredibly rude. Well, that's what I tell myself anyway...and it was good beer...
So 455 may not have been my best or friendliest class, but they certainly were the only ones to get me free beer.
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