Tonight, Katie and I went to downtown and danced with all of the locals in Yiling Square and worked on a special video project. (Coming soon!)
Today, I wore my Qi Pao to class (I'm discovering I don't have many occasions to wear it) and all of my students cheered when I walked into class and jointly exclaimed, "BEAUTIFUL!" and "snuck" pictures of me on their cell phones throughout class.
Sunday, Zack taught a great lesson about recognizing the truth in the morning and that night our Chinese group had more great conversation.
Saturday, I went to a scenic attraction outside of Yichang with my good friend Daisy, and some other sweet students. I got up at 6:30 on a Saturday for them. If that's not love, I don't know what is. It was an exhausting but amazing day. Daisy taught me how to insult people in Chinese.. "Your brain is full of water!".
Friday, Zack and Elizabeth's study group joined forces with mine to read about David and Goliath.
Thursday night, Katie and I attended a talent show for foreigners at our University, Three Gorges. One of our American friends played guitar and we watched some really great dance numbers put together by the Indian and Nepali students. People all over the world, join hands!
Thursday, I was a guest speaker for a nearby Middle School where I talked to the top English students about American culture and encouraged them to study English. I then signed autographs and posed for photos before being escorted to a fancy dinner. I kid not. During a Q & A session after one of the 11 year old girls told me my children would one day be beautiful, a 10 year old boy stood up and asked, "Do you like me?" and I quickly replied, "Of course!" as he sat down and covered his red face as the room roared with laughter.
Picture 1: Daisy and I at a waterfall in a cave this past Saturday.
Picture 2: Although not the same students from this past weekend, pictured are students around the same age from a similar event last term in Wufeng.