I will have the new teacher tomorrow and hopefully she can speak English well enough to teach me effectively. I feel I have made excellent progress up to now.
Monica has gone back to Zhuji (her hometown) for a couple of days, leaving me alone
. I went to a place called 'Rainbow City' in Binjiang, which happens to be the area where her cousin lives, but this time I went there because it has a good supermarket and bread shops. I bought some Coco Pops and other goodies and got three different types of bread to find out whether one of them actually is 'Garlicy Bread'. As I left they shouted something at me which I didnt understand, so when in doubt, just make a run for it! haha. I am sure it was something like 'Do you need a bag?' But as is usual in the Chinese way of doing things, everything is shouted at you as if you are a thief.
Everything is good here, saw a movie the other day which was basically at Western prices, had honey popcorn, bleh. People seem to talk in the theatre as if they were at home, thankfully it was an action movie, so most of their talk was blasted out.
Until next time. *The picture is a video of my apartment.
I'm not sure whether I mentioned it in my last blog, but the teaching problem seems to be resolved. I wasn't happy with one of my teachers, so asked the manager to change it so she wouldn't teach me. Now every time I come in to school she is sitting there on the computer talking on the Chinese version of MSN with nothing to do. She looks at me as if I have deprived her of her work, which I probably have. At least however they didn't fire her, which is what I thought could have happened. I am thankful for that.