Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday, 23 August

Today is the start of classes for the University students. Our school leases space from the university and our students are college age to working folks who want to improve their English for their businesses.
We had seen the students arriving but today we saw them in mass. Dress codes remain the same; the girls dress up (1) to attract attention, (2) because they like to look pretty, or (3) because it was clean (thus said by one of the current students!).
As you can tell from the pictures, we had rain. It continues to drizzle off and on but nothing disruptive. [Andy got an umbrella--17 yuan ($2.50)!!] Andy takes a 6am morning walk and if he remembers, the camera goes with him. We are trying to get
pictures from around campus to share.
Yesterday we were very lazy and mostly watched the world from our 6th floor aerie. Last night we went to a seafood restaurant with Chang and her accounting professor, Mae, who is headed to Pennsylvania in October for a month's exchange.
Chang ordered too much food but it was all wonderful. We had boiled shrimp, sweet and sour pork, scallops, fish dumplings, eggplant and spinach in mushroom sauce. We have left overs for lunch!! She also brought a bottle of Chinese wine (red)
which is very good, too.

1 comment:

  1. Hi!!!! wonderful blog! I added you with mine but I used it only last semester for my university colloquium class, so there's nothing new posted LOL least I can keep in touch with you! :)