Chapter 8 – New Semester – New Students – New Experiences

We went back to the office where Baruch gave me my teaching books. As he handed them over he told me although these were the books I could teach what ever I wanted. I was a bit confused at, and a little alarm bell rang in my head.

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Chinese teachers – Its always Christmas in China
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Nine students 
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seven students – mainly girls

. All my students, across the three classes, were in their final year, so there was little motivation to turn up, even though they were required to ‘by law,’ and will fail their course if they were away for more than one third of the classes. Despite this they were not turning up. I was told these students were the ‘worst English students’ of their year.

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Boatman
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China Boy
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At the temple

Chapter 6 – Nanjing City

“Nanjing is a very pleasant city, despite being known as one of the three huolu, or furnaces, of central China, on account of its hundred-degree summers. Located mostly on the south bank of the Yangtze River, it has a population of more than 6 million people.” China Road: One Man’s Journey into the Heart of Modern China by Rob Gifford

“The name Nanjing (formerly spelt Nanking) means nothing fancier than ‘Southern Capital’. (Beijing means ‘Northern Capital. Tokyo is called Dongjing, which means ‘Eastern Capital’. There is no Western Capital). The city rests on layer upon layer of Chinese history.”  1421: The Year China Discovered the World by Gavin Menzies.

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Delivery in Fuzi Miow
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Prayer tree outside the Confucius Temple
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Alley – sadly pulled down now in the name of progress
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The gate leading to Fuzi Miow
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My new twist n go scooter
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HotPot
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James – one of the friendlier Chinese teachers at NCIT

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