Photos from China (so far…)

The view from one of our 2 balconies. They’re both tiny, but still. 
Another view of the street outside our building.

The washing machine. Out on one balcony. We hang our laundry to dry: it’s so hot here it takes NO time.



The kitchen. No oven, but the burners are gas, which I love. 
My room.

  
The living room. 

The view out into the courtyard. 

The bathroom without a bath – shower only.

The emergency phone in the elevator.

Quick & dirty pre-mixed tea my predecessor left in the kitchen, bless him.

This is in the Hong Kong airport – a peanut and barley pillow I had while waiting for the ferry.

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Photos from China (2)

Photos not in order — WP is being weird.

IMG_20150913_190520 IMG_20150913_182956 IMG_20150913_183912 IMG_20150913_183916 IMG_20150913_190504 During the Welcome Dinner for all new and returning teachers.  Left, trying to lean out of frame, is Sebastien, from France.  To the right is Jasmine (English, but lived in Greece all her life), and Cindy, from Bond Educational and Cultural Institute (our employer).

The welcome dinner was held at a Korean BBQ restaurant (yes, we’re in China.  So?) You choose your meat and veggies (buffet style), then cook everything yourself on a grill in the middle of your table.

 

 

Scrumptious.

 

 

 

Oh yeah.  Swedish chef time — Pork pork pork.  More pork.  SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF PORK.

 

 

Left, front: my roommate Joe, from England, behind him is Candy, and on the right is Gemma, from Australia.

YES, my roommate is a very young man.  His first words on meeting me after my 12-hour flight were: “Would you like a cup of tea?”

 

A ram in the mall where the Korean restaurant was.  Random fluffy animals everywhere.

My friend Claire, from South Africa.  She’s into cosplay.

Back at the Welcome Dinner.  It was my birthday.

So we had cake.

Dessert at the dinner.  These are mochi.

My grade 5 class.  There are 50 of them.  I’m starting to adjust.  :0

Happy Teacher’s Day!  I got a bouquet of Ferrero Rocher “flowers”.

Interesting hand lotions available here. ??

Photos from China (so far…)

The view from one of our 2 balconies. They’re both tiny, but still. 
Another view of the street outside our building.

The washing machine. Out on one balcony. We hang our laundry to dry: it’s so hot here it takes NO time.



The kitchen. No oven, but the burners are gas, which I love. 
My room.

  
The living room. 

The view out into the courtyard. 

The bathroom without a bath – shower only.

The emergency phone in the elevator.

Quick & dirty pre-mixed tea my predecessor left in the kitchen, bless him.

This is in the Hong Kong airport – a peanut and barley pillow I had while waiting for the ferry.