Goodbye to All That
|The box has arrived!|
|Irena's Korg keyboard|
It’s arrived. The big black box, the one with the metal bits along the edges and at the corners. The one for my dear Irisha’s electronic keyboard. Maybe we will line it with a bit more foam rubber. We bought her Korg keyboard when we were in Romania and it is rather a nice one, so it came with us to Qatar and now it is here in China. Irena rather likes it and so this means that she does not to leave it behind when we leave in the middle of June. That is just over two months from now until 18th June. It is all a bit scary. This black box is a sign of the end, a bit like a coffin for our time in China.
|The very smelly hole beside the washing machine!|
Oh yes and then there are the delightful little Chinese children in the apartment(s) above ours who simply must do their piano or violin practice at 11.30pm. Sleep? Who needs that? Only foolish laowai teachers need some sleep.
|Yet another dinner with B & J|
Miss Yanee is my wonderful TP (Teaching Partner) at Green Oasis School and she has been a great colleague to work with. Dragging herself into school, when she was meant to be off sick, is just typical of this very dedicated and hard-working young lady. Her patient kindness with all of the students, both girls and boys, is really good. If Miss Yanee has a fault, then it is that she is too nice. (Sometimes the boys need a firm hand and just talking gently to them is a waste of time.) I am sure that I am not an easy person to work with, but Miss Yanee just does her job really well and sometimes she has to be reminded to go home at 4pm.