After lunch I came home and did a little cross stitch and then I napped. During my nap I also messaged back and forth with a student Apple. She was one of 19 teachers at the university to win a trip to the UK to study English in August. She is happy to be going but she has a little one and this is her first time abroad and she will miss her son. When I got up from my nap I played my farm frenzy game and downloaded pictures from this morning to my flash drive. I plugged my scooter into the electric this morning and rode my bike to the market and when I came home after lunch it was still charging so I left it plugged up and came upstairs. After playing on my computer I went out for dinner and got my scooter off the charge. I went to KCF for dinner tonight and then I went to Vanguard where an amazing thing happened, I read the sign that says supermarket entrance 超市入口chaoshi rukou. You have no idea how good that felt, however, that was quickly squashed while I was checking out when an older gentleman came up to me and was talking in Chinese and I didn’t understand a thing he said. While my reading seems to be coming along beautifully, my hearing spoken Chinese isn’t so great. That actually helped me think of where I want to go with my tutor student. Her written English is wonderful but her spoken English while better than my Chinese leaves room for improvement. I decided that I would write up some dialogs for her. Tonight two girls about her age carried on the ‘traditional’ English conversation with me and I think that is where we need to go from.
Now I am back in the apartment with the air cooling things off nicely here and even though it is mid-July today wasn’t scorching hot but a mellow day with a thick cloud cover keeping the temps in the upper 70’s-low 80’s but because of the humidity it feels about 10 degrees hotter. I defiantly prefer dry heat to this sticky heat but any heat is better than the cold in December and January.