And we’re back. After some, umm, technical difficulties, I am finally back online. Whew.
Let’s go back in time a bit shall we? I have officially been in China for five days, but I will rewind events for you a bit.
After a little bit of a flight hiccup that nearly gave me a heart attack, but turned out to be no issue at all, I safely arrived to my destination.
I woke up at four am. I know you know this, but jet lag really sucks.
Day One was rather good despite the fact that I spent most of the day going between incredibly overwhelmed and wishing that I was asleep. It was a good day, and I met a lot my fellow teachers, but man oh man was I tired. I rode the bus, I took a taxi, I ordered food at a restaurant by pointing to a random picture, got a cell phone, ate pizza and promptly crashed at 11 pm only to wake up at four. FOUR AM. I know.
I blame my bed, which really deserves its own post, but I will just say that sleeping on sheetrock is probably softer.
Day 2-4 were spent in a haze of jetlag and humidity. I napped like a newborn, and learned how to successfully unlock my front door. (Don’t tease, foreign locks are notoriously difficult.) I also learned that I am afraid of hailing a cab. Apparently that is something that I have to get over soon. Whatever. My roommates are all here. We have as cast of characters that I am sure I will better introduce you to later. Spoiler alert, one is Australian and the other is a crazy ginger.
Day 5 has been calm. I went into the city to find coffee (predictable, I know), and I kept getting stared at like I have something on my face. Then I remembered that it is simply my white, American face that is being stared at. They don’t seem to think my hair is real. It is, I promise.
I think that’s all the essentials. Right now all I know is that I am woefully unprepared for this year. Oi.
Let the shenanigans ensue,