Travel Blogs from Tianjin
... top segment on the 7 in the poor light. Paid the Y71 and walked away. Then a few minutes later: "Shouldn’t it have been about Y30-40?" Probably. Rats, ripped off again. Two things: one a question & one a comment.
The question: If I had noticed in time, how could I have asked the guy to 'adjust’ the total back to what it should have been without him losing face. Or do you think I should not ...
... Of the body of about 300 people at this church, give or take, there are a good amount of Africans that attend and about 10 more that showed up today. Apparently, I'm the only black person there that isn't from Africa, so when it came my turn, the introduction situation was quite comical for me and Phil. All in all, it's comforting to know that somewhere in the city, there is group of people I can worship with, and just get some general support and advice when I need it.
... annoying for most people I think, so I have taken it as a challenge to out do her, despite her superior vocab and grammar. There is a cash prize at the end of the semester of 500 RMB for the best student. I'm pretty sure that will be mine, despite spending more than that on private tuition in the first week it's a bit of a deal sweetener.
Also I became the uncontested class monitor for our tutorial classes. I don't know what this means but no ...
... made the "longest canal or artificial river in the world", the Grand Canal (京杭大运 7;), also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. And although parts of it have disappeared, sections are still seriously in use today and some projects have been started to increase its usefulness.
You can read an article about it at ...
I have now finished my first week
of classes here and let me tell you, learning Chinese in China is quite the
experience. I’m taking Intensive reading, Extensive reading, Conversation, and
Listening classes. As I said in the last post, the whole time leading up to
this trip, I was under the impression that classes would be taught in English,
but no. ALL of the classes are taught in Chinese. From what I hear from some of
my friends in the beginner level, ...