The thin line between work and play
Trip Start Sep 17, 2006
8Trip End Aug 2007
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This weekend I took some of my students to the park, it was Ebony's birthday so we went boating on the huge lake and had races to the island and back (of course my boat won!). Afterwards we also spotted the bizarr past-time of putting children into giant inflatable balls and throwing them into the water to bob around and wear themselves out. (See video clip from Xian for a better idea). So of course I had a go! It was like being on some crazy Chinese game show, and quite a work out I can tell you!
We met one of the teachers on her way to her wedding on Friday and Ive learnt all about Chinese Weddings! The groom comes to the mother-in-law's house where the bride is and has to post money through the door until the brides family thinks its enough! Then her friends and family hide her shoes so she can't leave the house! Once she has her shoes and the groom forces his way in he carrys her to the car to his house and then the brides family have to put money through his door to get her back, then they all go for a banquet! What Fun!