Yesterday was my first day with my new Chinese Tutor Diana. She is a college student and we are trading English practice for her with Chinese for me. She taught me a few basic words but even more exciting to me was she also taught me how to write the characters in Chinese for these words. I taught her some words and how to spell them too, but her command of English is much better than mine of Chinese. I can't wait for our next lesson and I really need to get in touch with a tutor for Nate as well.
I was reminded this morning as I stopped outside the old campus to see
Qi Yan that there are quite a few assistants who are helping us get around town and settling in over here. I’ve talked about Qi Yan a lot and she is fantastic, but there are others I am good with the names of the females but not the males. Sorry guys. Cherry is an assistant as are three or four guys and one more young lady; then of course Diamond and now Diana.
I’m sure that I will get all of their pictures with all the time we will be spending over here. I also plan to get the pictures of other English Teachers. We are family right now and I want everyone to know who David and Walter are. I met Donna today, she is from the UK and she is here with her family. Her husband teaches too and they are homeschooling their daughter. I finally remembered to take pictures of my classes today. All of them contribute to my enjoyment as I teach them each Tuesday. Just got a picture of Ms. Qi Yan the assistant who has been so very helpful in our getting adjusted in our new house. You are family Qi Yan, we love you!