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Trip Start Oct 07, 2012
Trip End Dec 14, 2012

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Flag of China  , Jiangsu,
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Today I woke at 5am, I heard fire crackers going off! though why at that time of the morning i have no idea! They go off at all hours, day and night. As I listened and could hear traffic in the distance, the odd toot of a horn. About hour later i heard the military training going on; loads of shouting as they marched about. I heard someone slam a door in the guest house. The sound of tooting horns in the distance increased, I could also hear bird song, At 7am was the sound of the music playing as 1st years did their compulsory exercise. A little while later, the sound of Auld lang syne being played from somewhere!

just before 10am went to class. (yesterdays class starts at 8am - tomorrows is 6-9pm)
As usual the street outside was busy with chit chat and many students all going to classes ( or maybe leaving classes seeing as thier first classes are at 8am). At this time of the morning many carried bags and cups which contained their breakfast - of course many are tucking into their breakfast.

Class was busy, today is my class with 50 students - today they started work creating websites  the topic anything relating to life on campus.

After class, i went to the staff canteen, it was late and things were closing down, i chose a spicey veg and meat dish to have with my rice - it was very nice. (this isnt actually the picture of todays lunch as i didnt take one today - but it is similar) in this pic you can see a breadlike thing - i think it amazing that these are picked up with chopsticks as are the dumplings which are sometimes quite big. I have learned to do this too!

After lunch, back in my room I have the window open as the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day, I 've heard the swish of water being spoon fed to the plants growing outside, chickens and other birds, the occasional dog bark and fairly frequent tooting of car horns, someone had a radio on -  i don''t know the tunes! Way in the distance i can hear military training going on somewhere again. there are also sounds of banging coming from the area behind the gardens and mad busy street - i guess it is folk getting on with their work, doing necessary jobs.

So now i am deciding to upload some random pictures - after letting you know the kinds of things i hear on a day to day basis.

  I have QQ now - its like the CHinese msn, All of my students want my QQ address - everytime someone goes online you hear
knockknock - i would have to have my sound off as i dont know where to
find the settings to change the sound!!

On Sunday some friends took me out to get Chinese food from a local restaurant - it was really nice and relaxed and freindly :o) Next time i am taking them to pizza hut  - where they can have pizza (that is what they want) and i can have chnese food in pizza hut!!! o

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jean Redden on

Thank you for the 'sounds'and the everyday details they build the picture so well

Amy R on

That's really lovely that they took you out for dinner. I bet you will miss them all when you come home xx

rebecca_redden on

yes it will be strange to leave them and think i may never see them again! They look sad when anything about be going is mentioned! awwww but i will keep in touch via QQ, msn, skype or email - one way or another!!! :) x

brian redden on

your such a lovely girl they WILL miss you

rebecca_redden on

awwww thanks :) x

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