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... screaming at me. I realized that she was asking me to give her milk from the shelf.
When I was looking for Olivia, I could not. I could not believe how complicated it was to find a white girl from a crowd of Chinese. So, I ended up texted her and later found her.
I returned to my room to relax and did some reading. Some time later, I came to Olivia's place to make our Italian dinner. We made chicken with red wine and brown sugar. I was ...
No morning seminar today. We woke up and went straight to the side entrance of the Forbidden City where we met our personal guide. I was anxious to see the location in its entirety, and, luckily, we took a rather long route to our destination, passing by many of the main points that the tourists usually hit.
Then, we pulled the Richard Vinograd card again. Our tour included a fabulous behind-the-scenes look at Emperor ...
WOW What an amazing city this is. After 5 hours sleep we decided to hit this city running. After breaky (western style) we started walking....we decided to walk to the Forbidden City and had been told it would take anywhere between 15 to 25 minutes from our hotel. 25 minutes we were there, and thankfully got in early before the real crowds. Trevor & I got hassled only a little bit ...
... people in the office I get to work with, with a dry sense of humor and all too willing to help embrace the challenges of China and Beijing. Outside of the office, there are some wonderful teachers. Best of all are Rochelle, a fellow Aussie (and Jewish to boot which makes her perfect), New Yorker Johnny who shares similar frustrations, and Rita from New Zealand who is the most relaxed and laid back person I know with her own genuine warmth.
MY DAILY LIFE AS A FOREIGN TEACHER ...
... bit the dust. I assumed the tarantulas were long dead until I saw one of the arms twitch defiantly. The lizards were mercifully killed, but had their bellies cut and stretched to the side like some kind of reptilian flying squirrel.
There's an old Chinese saying. Chinese people eat everything with four legs except for furniture, and everything with two legs except for people. If the Chinese don't eat it, it's completely inedible.
Opting out of the street food, ...
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