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This is a small hillock in the south of Nanjing where legend has it that an young monk named Yunguang started preaching and raindrops fell from the heavens and rested as agate stones on the ground.
It later became an execution ground for the Nationalists when Nanjing became their capital in 1927 and it is alleged that 100,000 communists, intellectuals and peasants were murdered here by the Kuomintang.
Last week and this coming week are ‘planning and preparation’ weeks for staff and are a ‘soft start’. Both are 4-day weeks (2 days off in lieu of an upcoming Chinese public hol) with 9am starts. I was exhausted after last week. I’m not looking forward to 7.30am starts, and neither are the kids! At the moment they are coming to school with me every day and playing on the computers or ...
Monday we arrived at school very late as many roads were closed due to the flooding. Thankfully, we weren’t the only ones. It was ‘Move along the bus’ day and the children were visiting their next-years teachers, which is why I needed to attend. I brought home-made chocolate cakes into the twin’s classrooms to celebrate their birthdays.
Tuesday I accompanied all the Year 3’s on their end of year ...
... conversations with my teacher. I am also amazed how precisely he speaks when using English. I am improving my English whilst learning Mandarin.
Saturday we had a family social night at school. The primary kids had a glow disco while parents drank and socialized, and then we had a BBQ tea and a movie (Paddington Bear) outdoors on the footy pitch. Lots of alcohol was sold and consumed – not something you’d see at school functions in ...
... 8217;s or low 30’s every day, and low 20s every night. I haven’t carried a jacket or coat with me for ages. We’ve had some rain, which has been particularly heavy at the end of the month. May has had many partly-clear skies (patches of blue) and only a couple of high pollution days (the pollution has dwindled by lunch time).
Monday hit 32 degrees. It was 25 degrees at 8am in the morning! ...