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We were told only a week before that the school was having its sports day (or days) last week Thursday and Friday. Not only that but we were on the teachers team number 5 and were to report to the canteen after classes that day to practice jump rope. Needless to say I was hopeless with my timing as was always the one ruining the rhythm with the group jump rope so it was decided I would be running. How far was still unknown.
We all know stretching is important
It wasn’t until our 2nd and last practice the day before that we found out the running option was in fact a 6 x 150m relay. Each runner having to run half way around the slightly smaller than regulation track. It isn’t too far but the nerves then started to kick in. I can handle losing in a 100m dash, but dropping the baton and disappointing 5 other team mates wouldn’t go down well. So we did a few practice hand off runs at jogging speed and that was it. See you tomorrow. Friday came and it was 41 degrees in the shade; the hottest day we’ve had this year. (more…)
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It was Wednesday the 10th March, just another ordinary day off in the life of an English teacher in China. I spent the day catching up on this blog, e-mailing friends and family, doing a load of washing to take advantage of some unfamiliar sunshine in the lingering winter here and waiting for Margaurita to finish her day at school. With our diametrically opposed schedules we don’t get to see that much of each other. Anyway I met up with her at her place around 5:30, it would have been sooner but rush hour takes on a new meaning with China’s population. We hadn’t made any specific plans but she said that a colleague at work had suggested a restaurant we should try and so we caught a taxi to Ding Fu Men restaurant. It was a very classy restaurant not too far away. We were greeted by a hostess and then directed, knowingly it seemed, by several waitresses upstairs and to the end of the corridor where a door was opened to reveal (more…)
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