It has been three months since I left for China on August 5th. I have been teaching sixteen classes in Yongji, China at “SanZhong” the local Zhong Xue. My students are between the ages of 15 and 16 and they are mostly good kids. The school I work at is open air and so far the people I work with are very nice! I have taken some pictures which I will post next ^_^. I just recently got back from a trip to Hong Kong, which was super exciting. I traveled on my own and met up with my Chinese teacher from Berea College, Vanessa. Her apartment was small but really nice and I had fun exploring Hong Kong while she worked during the day and then spending time with her at night. Getting my work visa and living permit seems to be going okay. My apartment is very nice, I have to bedrooms, a large bath, a large living room/dining room area, and even a pretty nice kitchen. I just need to fill the kitchen with cooking utensils, which is taking me a while. I must admit I still have a lazy college kids mentality and end up eating street noodles, Rou/Meat, Jidan/Egg, and “La”/spicy or hot (actually a short version of saying jalapeno for the foreigner that doesn’t speak much chinese) in bread like a thick pita bread, and what I think is spelled like :’Muo Muo”, a steamed bun with various cooked vegetables in it. XD
Hong Kong is fascinating because of its mix of Britain and China – or even you could argue asia, because it’s hard to pinpoint where some of the things you see in Hong Kong come from and it’s so diverse! The closest I can imagine to what it would have felt like being in a colony of the British Empire (even ten plus years after it no longer is one), I have the urge to read more about Hong Kong. ^_^
I’m off to watch “Sherlock” and post pictures of my apartment, neighborhood, and school.