One of my friends Jackie, reminded me of the teacher’s cafeteria on the third floor at the university. I went there today as Chuck rarely ventures up to that place preferring to dine with students. I like that sometimes too, but I want and need to make some friends among my Chinese colleagues. I went alone today and at first it felt odd being alone but as I get used to doing things on my own I will start to make friends. I have also kicked up my own Chinese lesson learning. If I am to talk to my new friends I need to be able to communicate with them.
Today after my last class I was taken to dinner by a student and she treated me to a chicken and noodle dish.