It's been 4 years since I moved to Wuhan, China with only a little cultural knowledge, a few printed maps and directions but just only knowing one word of the language – Taxi (出租车). Despite my usual methodical and planned approach to things I dived in head first. Thanks mostly to a couple of friends … Continue reading New Beginnings
...that it rips plaster from the wall?
So I've been a bit quiet lately. This is a combination of a couple of things: Surprise exams! - My new favourite thing. Last week was spontaneously exam week. That's now over, but the workload is still high leading up to the actual midterm exams early next month General life - Classwork, homework, teaching, letting the … Continue reading Is anybody there?
Nope, Chuck Testa. Friday is national day! Everyone gets the day off. But now we've missed a day. That's okay, classes will be on Saturday instead! D'oh Also, I have a few stories to post that I partially wrote up while I had no internet. I'll post them over this and next week.
Being 外国人 (A foreigner) has a long list of perks. One of these perks was a field trip organised by CICE (my school in CCNU) for about 20 foreign students to a nearby city - 咸宁 (Xianning), the City of Osmanthus - 80km south of Wuhan. Our briefing was hot springs over the weekend, meet at … Continue reading Hot Sprung
One thing basically anyone with an opinion said to me before I left was 'You'll probably get sick'. Well, Surprise! I stole your wallet found my true calling to the throne. Not wanting to give the glorious details, I wasn't yet ready to learn the finer points of squat toilets - squatty potties - so … Continue reading Gastric Terrorism
Again my internet has been pulled from under me, and I'm back to 2G mobile internet (70MB remaining until the end of the month). I will see what I can do tomorrow, but for now I can only post what I had synced in my Evernote. Sorry guys!