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A Picnic N A Walk With High School Friends

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day to you An awesome day spent beneath a huge blue sky and warm sun. Several days ago as I was scouting the city for a place that had passport sized photos I met and was helped by two high school students. All the photo shops had smaller or larger sizes so Malina and friend took me from shop to shop until we finally found the right one. Last night I got a text from Malina inviting me to a picnic with her and some of her friends. So I dragged myself out of bed this morning and met them at the school gate. Daniel and Alexa had already been invited to another picnic with his students so it was only me and several 18 year old females. DAMN! Could life get any tougher! First of all we went shopping for 'picnic' food which ended up consisting of assorted packs of prawn crackers, jelly, areo biscuits and several bottles of green tea. Yep, exactly what I would have chosen! We then spent the next hour soaking up the suns golden rays in the mountain park beneath a huge statue of 'a guy whom helped save many lives sometime in the past'. I tell you what, the pigeons love him just as much as the people of Shaowu! We ate our assorted prawn crackers, finished the areos and downed the jelly whilst getting to know each other and being attacked my a million pigeons. We then headed up the mountain to walk off all the 'picnic' food we had just eaten. At the top pagoda we ran into Daniel. His picnic had fallen through and after I quietly explained what my picnic food was I'm sure he was happy about it. After many Happy Snaps together we headed back down to the city and went for a 'Japanese' for lunch. What 'Japanese' ended up being was this; we entered a restaurant that looked rather Japanese BUT, yes there is always a 'but'...but the menu was actually Chinese food. BUT, it is called 'going for Japanese'. Go figure! The food though was totally awesome and the only downer was they actually didn't have any Japanese Tofu. Go figure that one whilst you're figuring the other one! We then spent an hour at the girls High School walking around, taking pictures and they showed us their classroom. I spent about one second trying to decipher what was on the board and quickly ran to the back of the room. I can tell you this, there is no comparison between Chinese High school and what we learn in Australia. There is no comparison between the school hours, the homework, in fact, it really is pointless comparing the two. The Chinese schools and students will win hands down each time. Not that that is a good thing, the amount of homework and hours is totally insane, but the brain by the end...well. After leaving them to begin the afternoons study which will continue into the evening I headed out for a four hour walk to walk off the last two evenings huge dinners. The sun was so beautiful and life as usual was just the same. Beers N Noodles to you.....shane ]

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Posted by eddakath 17:00 Archived in China

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