Motel 168 (Hangzhou Shaoxing Road)
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... tired to care anymore, has taught me not to take things so seriously with work and enjoy the experience and suddenly I have more confidence in my Chinese speaking ability and am not stressing about things as much.
Classes are going well, but the amount of classes I am being given is now bordering on ludicrous. Not only am I teaching from 8.30am-9pm most days, I am now being given classes on weekends, both Saturday and Sunday. ...
... 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 ...
... all day for both of us. We have both been feeling a bit isolated and lonely since being here and it was a good debrief. Plus she helped me to buy a travel card which means I should be able to rent some bikes around town freely. I'll add that to my to-do-list. It is a Sunday night and tomorrow is a public holiday, so I am with the 3 amigos writing this while they play computer games and do random stuff on their computers.
That's all for now.
... sitting in their office, which happens to have a cinema display room for clients, including huge screen, surround sound and reclining chairs with cupholders each night is funny in itself as I went there again yesterday and watched a movie with them, of course I hear an excited cheer coming from the seat behind me every time there is a spectacular fight scene or close up of a woman's cleavage. It seriously provided more entertainment than ...
... dirty yet tasty meat skewers and cold beer. I was pretty exhausted after being in a plane all day so went to bed soon after.
While in Hangzhou, I will be both studying at Chinese School, and teaching at English school. Both are at different locations in the city, but are part of the same company. I'm not exactly sure what the balance will be for me yet and the first few days will probably be spent on sorting that out.
This morning started ...
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