In a World of Pure Imagination

JuliannaBaker3Not much has happened this week besides school and work. It is so fun to work with the Chinese students and watch them learn and correct their grammar mistakes before you tell them to. They are always so willing to learn, and it has actually made me reflect on my own grammar skills. I will tell them to change something and they will say, “Why?” I never realized that I didn’t learn the ‘whys’ of the English language and being a tutor has prompted me to do so. It’s amazing being surround by bilingual students because even though I’m supposed to be the teacher, I’m learning too.

Yesterday morning we woke up to people chanting outside our dorm. We were really confused and a little cranky (it was Saturday morning!!) so we went to investigate. Apparently they hardcore prep for their soccer games here. They were playing team games and even decorated the streets. Although we were woken up early, it was pretty cool to watch.

Last night we went to a Brazilian BBQ place with the international students. Let me tell you, there aren’t many buffets here in China, but this place was AMAZING. There were all sorts of fruits, desserts, seafood, meats, soups, ice cream… my mouth is watering just thinking about it. You know that scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when they walk into that room and everything is edible? That’s what it felt like. I am definitely going back before we leave.

I won’t be doing anymore adventuring this weekend due to some type of cold that I’ve come down with, but I have high hopes for next week!

– Julianna


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