Sunday, July 16, 2006
One camp down, two to go
Friday was our last day of camps, and it went so well! I really enjoyed having those students for two weeks, and I even taught my evening high school students how to play Uno! They had a great time catching each other, and got really into the game.
This morning I visited the church where I'll be doing camp next week, but it's a little less intensive, just two hours a day there, but I have to travel to LuoDong every day (10 minutes by train). This week I'm ALSO starting two evening classes at the church and one morning class at a high school. My high school classes for the summer all start at 8am... so perhaps I will have to mend my night owl ways until the fall, sigh...
I'm moving on Tuesday, but I've been slowly taking stuff over on my bike every time I go. I still have to give the kitchen a good scrub to try to get rid of a large accumulation of grease... YUCK. I discovered today that I have some foreign neighbours (2 floors above me) when I almost locked one out of the building. I ran upstairs to take some clothes out of the washer and hang them up, and when I entered the building the front door (you need a card to get in) was standing open. When I came back down, I saw it was still open, and figured maybe someone forgot to close it, so I closed it behind me. Just then a girl came running up to me and started asking me in broken Chinese why I 'opened' the door (she meant to say closed). I kind of wondered if she was European or something and that's why she was speaking to me in Chinese, but it turned out she just didn't realize I was a foreigner too! She'd just taken her garbage out (though i think the door had been left open by someone previous to her, since she wasn't around when I went into the building). Anyways, we got all that sorted out, and made small talk for a bit. Hopefully our future meetings won't be so confusing!