China Team Journal

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thought For The Day: God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. -- This morning we prepared the students in our class to practice for the First Round Speech Festival. Each student was required to give a brief 3 to 5minute speech on any subject. After the end of each student presentation, Bob and I gave our comments and tips on how they could improve their speech in English. As a whole, the class did quite well, and we plan another speech dress rehearsal tomorrow morning before the Final Speech Festival.

10:00-10:10 a.m. -- Bob and I left the class room, and the students selected 6 representatives to represent our class in the Finals. In addition, we announced that in the closing ceremony, Friday, our class will be singing two songs.

11:30 -- 1:30 p.m. -- During the Friendship Activity the class treated Bob and me at a restaurant call Foo Chou Lou. It was a fabulous 15 course meal which to me, was more like a feast for a king. Interestingly, because of our age and the fact that we were teachers, the students insisted on carrying our books and held both of us by the arm to protect us from falling.

To make things even better, one of the students owned a fancy red Honda and drove Bob and me to the restaurant and back to the hotel. Why can't we get such VIP treatment back home?

- JK