Zhejiang Jindu Hotel
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... when I'm prepared but due to lack of time for preparation I often have half prepared lessons and sometimes getting the kids to talk is like drawing blood out of a stone. My ability to work off the cuff has certainly improved and I am able to reuse a lot of the material in many of the classes.
A few other very interesting things have happened, but I cannot write them here at this moment. Overall, I am enjoying my life here, ...
... 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 ...
... money after all I have been spending. I'm looking forward to starting actually, because walking the streets by myself each day gets a little boring after a while.
Another exciting thing that happened was I made a new friend today. A mutual friend put me onto a girl from my uni in Melbourne who has also just moved here this week. She is Chinese and speaks perfect Aussie English. I met up with her today and it was so nice being able to ...
... didn't seem so chaotic. It was just a matter of knowing which red lights to ignore and which to stop at... simple! The apartments I saw were OK, one was really good but 3200 per month was about twice as much as I was hoping to pay. I told him I would call tonight. It turned out that Will and another colleague had found a few other places online which were much cheaper and we went to look at them after his work. Lee is the name of this ...
... timetable. I have an ominous feeling that I am expected to start teaching the day after tomorrow with a fairly heavy timetable, but will not even think about that until tomorrow.
After having lunch, we did a bit of searching online for a place to live but after half an hour of not deciding on anything put it in the too hard basket and decided to book a few more days at the hotel. We thought it would be a take the bus to my company so that I ...
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