Here are some pictures conveying the non-teaching experiences I have been having since I arrived in Shenzhen. Mostly, it's been good, but there have been periods of frustration and irritation, but that naturally happens when one is in a completely new environment.
At a park nearby, a group of Chinese were playing various instruments and singing and dancing. It was fun too watch.
The singers really get into it. This instrument is called an er hu. (Thank you Ying Long for telling me the name of it.)
We saw this guy and thought he was so cute. There are so many cute kids like this around here.
What else do I need to say?
Here is the group of us that went to the beach. We have been twice now.
Swimming and tanning are not the norms at these beaches. Chinese actually don't like sun - they avoid it as can be seen by the umbrellas. If you are tan, it must mean you work in the sun, so you are a laborer, which is a lower class. The beaches get a lot more crowded around the evening time.
No swimming for these girls, they just came to look.
Another one of those really cute kids....
"If I only had internet access too...."
Well, we went to Hong Kong for two days and a night. We weren't sure when we would be able to go, but our multi-entry visas actually came right before we had a free weekend. We were pretty happy, so we packed up and took off.
We got in at night, so of course, we went to the bay and watched the buildings across the bay with cool changing lights.
We were a little cramped on the beds. I banged my head on the head board in the morning when I was stretching since my feet were touching the wall at the other side.
As you can also see, the rooms aren't much bigger than the beds.
The Chinese are very efficient with space - if you think about it, it makes sense to put the toilet directly under the shower. This is what we had for the night - none of us tried the shower, because we...um...forgot our towels.... We did get the place for what would be 7 US dollars each.
The nice streets of Hong Kong. Very crowded - a little too much for my taste.
Here, the Britist influence is noticeable with the three double decker buses and driving from the right side of the car.
Traffic movies quite fast, we almost got hit a couple times. "One thing I can say, it definitely keeps you one your toes." (Name the movie this quote comes from.)
Here are the four people I was traveling with. (your left to my left: Keeyeon (key-on), Amanda, Jennie, and myself)
And, the speedy transportation, which is very nice and modern. It's got lots of flashing lights and actually tells you the temperature outside.
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