SHH....yes it is Christmas
Trip Start Aug 17, 2010
139Trip End Jul 03, 2013
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Last Friday night we had the Canilx 9th Anniversary party but all the foreign teachers managed to turn it into our own xmas party. Turned out to be a great night - a wonderful feast of delicious food accompanied by some "ho hum" Chinese wine (one thing that is not good here!), performances by staff and students and some lottery type games. Must have been my lucky night...She who cant win a chook raffle managed to win a couple of things
Then I won a pair of ear muffs which seemed to excite my Chinese friends no end (yes, Dianne I remember vividly making fun of you wearing them in Europe!) My fellow Aussie teacher took one look at them and declared they looked like "Mr Bean's" teddy bear - must admit there is a certain resemblance!!! Now you might not get too excited about winning this prize but I'm telling you in this freezing cold weather they just might turn out to be a godsend!! I really dont care how stupid I look at least I wont end up with frostbite on my ears!!!
The NMU School of Nursing has given me the most divine silk scarf for Christmas (to be seen in upcoming photos no doubt) and so many students have wished me a happy day despite their exam preparations so I'm starting to feel a bit of the festive spirit. I have been invited to a Provincial Governement function for Foreign Experts tomorrow night in celebration of Christmas and on Christmas Eve I am spending some time with one of my Chinese friends at a small primary school telling the children all about how we celebrate Xmas. Apparently they have been excited all week knowing they are getting a "special" visitor so I'm sure I'll have lots of fun. Christmas day will probably be spent quietly in my apartment relaxing....fingers crossed that Skype will be working so I get to talk to my family...especially as it seems I've lost FB yet again!!!
Well I will be thinking of you all on Christmas Day and hoping that you are all having a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends. Merry Christmas and bye for now. xxx