China Team Journal

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters."

We woke up to a rainy cold day. And no Baoli or Julia this morning. But on this, our fourth day of teaching we began feeling like old pros.

The morning went well and the rain stopped before we headed to the cafeteria for a lunch of rice or noodles with vegetables and meat. Della offered to buy us ice cream and was jumping for joy when, after buying one ice cream bar, she learned she had won another. She became more ecstatic when she won another free bar with her second purchase, and was in heaven when she won yet a third one. The ice cream wrappers were like scratch-off lottery tickets, and Della was a three-time winner.

Back at the office we used the computer, read, did journal entries and lesson plans, and relaxed before tackling our second three-hour class of the day.

At our evening meal at the hotel, we enjoyed sweet, fresh pineapple that Baoli had purchased.  Table conversation covered a wide range of topics from making homemade vinegar to drunk driving.  Happy and full, we went our separate ways.

- Judy