Bai wen bu ru yi jian.
(Seeing it once is better than being told 100 times)
– Zhou Chongguo
I love China! I am all moved into my apartment at my school. We start classes on September 1st and have a few days to ourselves to get acquainted to the area and to visit the other school districts where my friends are living.
Chinese food is fantastic except that they keep feeding you and it is very rude to refuse so I have not been hungry at all since I’ve been here. Yesterday my contact teach (the teacher who helps me get to know the other teachers and my schedule) took me to dinner and we had 6 courses. Lots of dumplings and noodles and vegetables! I need to find the street food near my area though because things are much more expensive here than in Beijing.
Tonight we are going out for food and drinks in a district called Futian. My district is Nanshan and I am in the Sheko part of the city. My Chinese is getting much better. I am looking forward to starting our classes in September.
Maybe I will be able to speak before I have to travel too far, although I am able to use the bus system and subway just fine so far.
More next time I better get out and meet the group! Missing you all.