Sunday, March 16, 2014

Day 203 – Warm Sunday

We had Church at the Hanlin hotel today.  We are adjusting to the smaller group, except Lulu and her friend, Gwendolee (a boy), were there, too.  This is the second time that Gwendolee has come.  I’m not sure if he comes for the food after, or if he likes being with us or just Lulu, but we are glad to have them all there.  Dinner after was really good and we stayed and had a nice visit until 4 p.m., when the Purnell’s had to leave for English Corner.

After we got home, we just did email and Facebook.  Today has been such a nice day, that we decided to not spend it all inside.  We went for a walk to the “Little Wood” and six of my students were having a meeting there, so they called to me and we talked for a little while.  They are all so shy about speaking much English and if I talk to fast, they have confused looks on their faces, so I repeat it slower and with smaller words.  I worry that I’m not doing enough for them in class to help them understand.  It was a nice night for an evening walk.

Spring has sprung in Ji'nan!  These beautiful blossoms are both on the same tree.  The dark read and the white are really pretty and the smell is just so wonderful to walk by!

This is what it looks like when you walk in the south gate of the campus.  The aroma is so worth walking a few extra steps to be in the middle of all this!

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