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Monday, July 21, 2008

Another quick post from china

Just an update to jot down some interesting phenomena...

Came away from debriefing for camp one today. Went through ups and downs. It's interesting how we all have common feelings/sentiments when we are put through the same situation, down to the fact that all of us are showing pre-flu symptoms - that of the pain behind the nose, which I thought I was the only one to experience throughout my life. Thankfully there are medics among us who have miracle nasal sprays for this problem, and which I have just administered to myself as I'm typing. Must jot down it's name and effectiveness for future reference. Please pray for this nevertheless.

Also on another note, I've been on the great wall twice this camp. To ju yong guan with the hebei teachers, and to badaling with the rest of the isec teachers on our camp.

alright, internet time is quite limited... signing off.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A quick picture

Us at the temple of heaven

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Blogging from china!

Oohh... china does not block blogger afterall!

Hello from a dorm in beijing experimental high. It's been an interesting few days since landing on saturday. Very well looked after - fed well, good facilities (air con rooms!). Went to visit the forbidden city in the first day, visiting the temple of heaven in the second.

Got myself a chinese sim card for 80rmb, arh, havent got the number on me now, will post the no here sometime.

Air quality in beijing is interesting - there's a shroud of smog/mist that's hanging over the city all day, but it does not feel like pollution, it's more like an extended mist. Haven't seen the sun since we arrived... everything here is attributed to the olympics these days, and this is one of them.

yep, about all the interesting happenings since i arrived. hopefully moving out to hebei next week.

signing off......