Time flies when you are having fun! Last week my students read in class and this week they have to describe something by just holding it and not looking at it. Here’s the catch up on doings in China.
March 1 Saturday was Sandra’s birthday and she had a party at KTV. So after my piano lesson (I didn’t shine at it this week) I dashed home so I could be here to go to Sandra’s party at KTV. Sandra’s loads of fun and I love singing at KTV.
March 2 Sunday saw Carol teaching both Emily and I spoken Chinese. The class was fun, Emily and I just need to get together so we can practice our words before our next lesson. I didn’t want to cook so dinner was McDove’s and there was a Chinese couple who wanted to take my picture. My rule stands that if you get my picture then I need yours. I took their picture too.
March 4 Tuesday OUTINGS
Nena and I have Tuesday’s off from teaching so we usually go out together exploring. Normally we start by getting neck and back massages at the university ‘hospital’ and then off on some adventure. This day had us going to Wanda Plaza where we bought a lot of neat clothes had lunch in a little café and then went to Wal-Mart. It was in Wal-Mart that I saw the many different masks and took pictures to share. I also found zipper top storage bags and got Rick another teacher some aluminum foil.
March 6 & 7 there was a large street fair in front of the university.
March 8 Saturday I redeemed myself and had a wonderful lesson. My teacher was very pleased with the progress I had made on the Beethoven Sonata that I am working on. Back at the foreign teacher apartment building all was very still. Sandra arranged for a day trip to Lou Yang a city about 2 hours away from here. The trip was to go to see the Buddhist temples and grottos. A good amount of teachers went leaving only a few of us here in the apartment.
March 11 Tuesday OUTING
Nena and I were on a mission to get yarn so we went to the yarn stores that I found with Emily and visited with Sandra. After getting some beautiful yarn we got lunch at the baozi stand near the store. We then walked to Gong Ren Market where I bought yet another backpack. I started my latest crochet project, a sweater for me using the yarn I had gotten at the market. We also found a silk yarn and since Sandra also wanted silk yarn I got her some. All three of us crochet; think we need to start a club! Last night after dinner I noticed the local eye glass store is selling a brand of frames and using the name Helen Keller for the collection. That caught me funny as Helen Keller was blind and glasses, no matter how good or cute could not have made her see.