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Despite not having my Chinese speaking exam til nine-fifteen, I opened my eyes at seven am. I just lay in bed and listened to music. When my alarm went off, I finally got out of bed.
So thought that I would actually look at what I would say for my test, but I didn't. I could not care less. Instead of eating breakfast like I should, I got coffee before walking over to my classroom.
When I arrived, I talked with Shari, Jean and others in the hallway. I was ...
So I am already halfway through my first week in China and over halfway through being taught how to teach. It's going really well, for the most part it's fairly interesting - and for the bits that aren't, the group I'm with make up for it.
Anyway on Sunday we went for a trip to Beijing. It was an insane amount of people going, our group started off with about 40 people piling onto a bus to get to the Subway, and then shoving our way through the Subway system. If ...
... speaking in a proper Aussie slang there was no chance I could understand them. Additionally they were planning on going out to a house party of some friends and although I was very very tempted to join them, I decided against it, because I was just too shattered and after once feeling the comfort of the bed, I did not want to get up again. I was even too tried to be bothered with the fact that some other people of our room only returned at 12.30 and still switched the lights ...
... on the door was in Russian but I'm sure it said 'Welcome to the worst aspects of the USSR!'. Walking into the airport was like walking into a hallway, a hallway full of noisy kids - full of that kind of energy children only get when overtired and a dangerous blend of excited/irritable. As every last kid was carrying a hockey stick I'm guessing they were a team of KGB assassins being deployed overseas. Or an ice hockey team. Probably a hockey team. ...
... fact that there is still so much we don't know about the past despite having extensive records. The words of people are not without fault, though, so it really shouldn't be surprising that new revelations are always occurring when it comes to our past.
Anyway, I've gone and started philosophizing in the middle of a blog post that's already going to be incredibly long so it's time to move on. Thursday marked the day of our final exam for the course. In order to get our ...
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