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Weekend/Spring Festival Preview

Ready for a day off...

sunny 28 °F

I wanted to get let everyone know where the videos for our trip are of you haven't seen them yet. Liz's blog address is shown below.


This weekend has been like every other so far. I worked 5 hours of overtime yesterday and have another hour today. The hours however are still not that bad. The coming week cannot come soon enough. I have class through Tuesday morning and then am off for a week. I'm really looking forward to Thursday. The teachers fro England and Australia came up with the idea to have a cooking night at their apartment where each of us makes something from home. I of course will be making Skyline Chili while Liz makes something along the lines of Peanut Butter and Jelly.... This will be an awesome day to just hang out with everyone else.

There are approximately 5 foreign teachers staying in the area or the holiday, while the rest are travelling via train/plane around the country. We look to use the week to try and find some new places to eat/drink and find other stuff to do. One of the teachers known of a rock climbing facility and I think we will check that out this week too. I anticipate a fireworks show unlike I have ever been around here just by the number of vendors selling them. Not only that, but they're dirt cheap. I can buy and equivalent of an M80 back home for $.50 here. There are also two teachers, Kai from England and Matt from Arizona, who constantly bicker about who is the better country and then get into fireworks fights throwing firecrackers at each other and then shooting roman candles at each other. It is quite the spectacle to see, and the Chinese people all stop and stare at them like they are pure idiots. I do the same. Liz runs for cover.

All in all everything is well here. The weather seems to be very slowly warming up and once it does I don't think I will be home very often. There is so much to see here and due to the extreme cold I have been very unmotivated. I'll post again probably during the festival week. Until then, have fun everyone! Hope all is well!


Posted by xumuskie 18:39 Archived in China Tagged festival

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I enjoy reading your blog. Sounds like you are enjoying the teaching. A good sample of your future teaching plans. How in the heck did you get Skyline Chili? We are going to Richard Young's house for the Super Bowl and Howard is coming for it. Take care.

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