- One of my grade 4 students started bawling last week when she failed to properly pluralize the word "tooth". This happened during a tic-tac-toe style word game and her mistake cost the girls the game after the boys stole the square. She was absolutely inconsolable.
- Speaking of inconsolable... Sorry about your luck Rider fans.
- We have to give open lessons in the next couple weeks. Basically, this means we teach a lesson in front of the class of our choice, as well as the English department of our school, and whoever else might want to come and watch foreigners make asses of themselves. My lesson will definitely feature more tic-tac-toe.
That's all for now.
This entry has little to do with anything other than boredom. We haven't traveled anywhere or done anything overly exciting. I'm going to post an assortment of pictures from our neighbourhood - the outdoor market where we buy hundreds of mandarin oranges, people-watch on a regular basis and eat all too regularly. "Rice or noodles?" is an oft-asked question when deciding just what kind of dollar-or-less street food you might be in the mood for. Anyone seen with a propane tank and a wok will probably make you some very nice fried rice (chau fan), fried noodles (usually chau mian, but there are several different noodle types) or some fried dumplings. Beyond that, noodle shops and stands are everywhere, making scads of different noodle dishes, all of which are tasty and served in a paper bowl. I could eat this stuff every day. And there are weeks when I probably do. Aside from the fact that these meals are cheap and delicious, they're easy to acquire - I don't have to struggle with my broken Chinese or look at a picture-free menu with dozens of items and roll the dice