Spent the day in Shenyang, China after a night of drinking. Visited the Imperial Palace and some street-markets. Took the midnight train back home to Fushun.
Today we celebrated the Duanwu Festival with the kids. We decorated eggs, had egg wars (forcing eggs together to find out which would break first, thus determining the winner/loser), played tug-of war, and other games. It was wonderful!
Today was pretty chill. I got to sleep in, but have work early in the morning tomorrow, so the itinerary for tonight is to watch a movie over a couple beers after taking a shower and then go to bed at a reasonable hour. Busy day.
I’m sitting at Leo’s Pizza having a couple beers while listening to music. I just finished processing and uploading a handful of pictures I took this afternoon to my Tumblr. I know I haven’t been updating this blog all that much, but not a huge amount has been going on. Most things have become pretty normal, pretty regular, pretty mundane. Teaching is going well, and I’m getting the swing of most things around here, despite still missing home and everyone I knew on the other side of the planet.
Yeserday was very unevenful. I slept in, woke up, got dressed, grabbed my camera and went walking around the city. I was going to try and do some urban exploration, but I soon realized that I almost got myself lost, so I retraced my steps and decided it better to just explore along more familiar routes.
Some photos from the flight over to China.
Life is pretty lonely here. Homesickness, I feel, is starting to hit me. I feel very alone here, almost lost. The initial shock and awe of China is wearing off, and I’m starting to become more alone with my thoughts, and just alone in general. I miss a lot of people, I regret a lot of things, and I’m hoping that China is a good life decision. That it will be good for me. That it will give me what I need.
Nothing much to report. Life is getting fairly routine.
Today was fairly uneventful. China is becoming the new normal, and things are starting to lose their original fascination and luster. The wonder is turning to the mundane, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’m getting around a lot better, I’m far more confident in general, and feel far better equipped to handle the obstacles presented by daily life.
The last few days have been very busy, full of experiences. On Sunday I spent the day at M3 watching classes with different teachers, and was finally able to spend some time with Adam and get to know him better. So far all of the teachers and staff at the schools are absolutely wonderful, and the children are great. It’s amazing to see how firm of a grasp these young kids already have on English.