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... last time.
Final Good Byes
Aside from school, there were many good byes left on the list. On my last nine days in Foshan, each night I went out for food, drinks, football or whatever. All good people, and all lasting memories that made this trip a success. I listed the order of my evenings below.
- Saturday: Last night of drinking hard with the boys
· Sunday: Last match with team Guilo FC
... became all too regular an occurrence during those last few months of our time in China. We were usually joined on those hot Sunday afternoons by any number of the friends we have made here (good folks from all over the world), drinking, jamming, and generally enjoying life. It would take too long to mention everybody by name, but we will miss you all, and look forward to seeing you again.
Of all the things we’ve loved about our time here, the job ...
... part of Foshan 40 minutes away. There, she had planned for us a full day of Chinese culture including: an ancient Chinese temple, traditional Chinese lunch and desert, Dragon Boat, Fishing, and Chinese BBQ.
Starting with the Shunde, this part of Foshan was much nicer than anticipated. We drove 40 minutes one way to get picked up by Jane, my part time English student, who then hosted us in her city. We started in a Chinese temple where we saw traditional temples ...
... met a Chinese guy who spoke just enough English where we were able to get the message across of paying him once we were in the stadium and not in the parking lot. We settled on a 300 RMB per ticket, bought a few jerseys and happily made our way into the stadium.
On our approach, before actually getting into the place, we listened as the fans chanting grew, drums beating deepened, trash mounting higher the closer we got, and the air thickening with smog ...
... storyline was good but I'm not sure because it was all in Chinese, and there wasn't much acting - it was only singing with a few simple, graceful gestures. I watched about half an hour and then headed to another area to see the Lion Dance - this was definitely the highlight! Just incredible, it's linked to martial arts and so they had some of the martial arts guys doing it. There are two people in each lion, with a lion cloak and head over them, and it genuinely ...