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... to be. This actually caused me to miss a lesson... oh well, it has given me another story to tell. After I met Mr Zhao, who had organised me to be there (he also doesn't speak a word of English), he took me to the classroom and needless to say I was surprised when I walked in to the first class and there were 60 children. They looked to be about Year 7 so I naturally assumed their English level was low, considering I had met only 3 people in ...
... 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 ...
... sheets so I was like "what the hell, why not?" and just went with it. However 3 days later I can say it is like sleeping on a wooden table, and my room smells like hay.
I got given my work timetable for the next month which looks pretty good I will be taking 4 different classes, 1 Current Affairs class, 1 TOEFL class, 1 speaking class and 1 at a high school about culture. All up I will have 54 for the month so that should be a nice bit of ...
... 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 ...
... booked for me just opposite his company. It is cheap, cramped and a bit dirty, but at least I have a place where I can briefly escape from the masses of the great unknown outside while I adjust to the huge difference in culture and surroundings. I still feel uncomfortable walking into a restaurant by myself, knowing that I won't know where to sit, or what to order and what the procedure for paying is. You take all these things for granted at home.
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