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A Little Cha Cha & Wondering Wanda

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Care to dance madam? How about a little Cha Cha!

What was almost a complete disaster actually turned out to be an awesome time had by all. About a month and a half ago Rick and I were told that we had to put on an Open Lesson for the parents of the Primary School students (my students, yes if you look at the students in the photo above, they are the total of my students) which would normally scare the besheezus out of me but we have less than thirty primary students so I figured why not.

Time passed and so did the time to practice the lesson we had thought up. All that happened was that six hundred and six thousand changes were made.

The problem was we weren’t the ones who made the changes nor did we ever get to practice anything to see if the changes were needed. It seemed that as the day drew near each morning we were told there was another change and then later in the day maybe another change was made. This continued right up until several days prior when we finally got a chance to head out to the sports ground and give it an actual go.

Changes were made and this time they were well needed.

More days flew by and it wasn’t until the day before the lesson that we got another chance to give the new changes upon changes a go. More changes were made and the evening prior the Headmaster wanted to check it out and yeeeup, you guess it a heap more changes were made which we only got a chance to put into practice the morning of the lesson.

We looked at each other and kind of said; Frakit, it will have to do!’

In the end Rick (who also teaches both his students (Grade 7) and mine PE) took control of the actual lesson and I got the cushy sweet job of telling each pair of parents how wonderful their little Johnny Wang and Suzie Wong are as students. Rick and I then had our picture taken with each family and all was well. So, the lesson began with Boxercise as a warm up, firstly teaching the students the actions and we then put them into place with a ripper of a song. This was followed by teaching them the words and actions of ball games such basket ball and to end it all off we threw on the very groovalicious Cha Cha song and invited the teachers and parents to join in Rick’s very awesome Cha Cha dance.

Thankfully Rick had been teaching them both the Cha Cha song and actions along with the Boxercise song and actions for several weeks as warm ups to PE because if he had not been the afternoon would have ended in complete disaster!

<u>Wondering Wanda Plaza</u>

What can I say, I had stepped in there twice before but only for several minutes while one of the teachers flew around and grabbed some 'woman’s stuff’ but I never really had the chance or need to head into town to really check the place out. It is THE PLACE in the city, the one where everyone goes on the weekend and the one that everyone knows and talks about. So when Rick and Lucy said they were heading into town to visit Wanda I thought, why not join them. I thought that it was going to be much bigger than it actually is, I had figured around six floors but when we reached the third floor I looked around for the next escalator and found none as it was the top floor.

As Plaza’s go, it has everything you need.

A cinema complete with IMAX, a million and sixty four thousand little girly stores, a couple of men’s stores (I guess we don’t shop much), a trillion six hundred thousand and one women’s stores (I guess they still shop a lot more than us) and of course the floor that is most important to me, the Food Floor where there is Indian (supposedly really Bad Indian), a Neolithic BBQ where I guess you can eat Neanderthals or Dino Steaks, fresh juice joints, a little sushi place and a small handful of hotpot and noodle joints.

Of course there is the usual crowd ie: KFC, McD’s and Pizza &#8216;plastic cheese’ Hut. We ended up choosing the rather talked about Dumpling Joint….deeeeelicious!

<u>So who are the Twins in pink?</u>

They would be Linda and Angel.

They are not my students but are the nieces of the people who run one of the little &#8216;Claypot Noodle/BBQ’ places I eat at. I first met them at the beginning of September when I first ate there. One of them (I think it was Linda, she has a little freckle beneath her right eye) was walking by and spotted me and raced over and said &#8216;hello’ and then raced of laughing. Then she came back but had changed from wearing jeans to a skirt in just a few seconds which really threw me. Then she returned again in a skirt but was still standing there in jeans.

It was one of those rather unexpected moments where it takes a few extra seconds for the grey matter to fire up and inform you what’s actually happening.

Since then I’ve been heading up to what we call Keg Street where their Claypot Noodle joint is and where their tiny little family store is found a few doors down. They are extremely NOT SHY, very wordy and for Grade 3 their English is pretty good. Now that it is winter I usually walk instead of riding and most evenings Keg Street (a pedestrian street that during summer had six thousand and sixty four little kegs on tables outside each eatery) is on my evening Noodle Walk because it ends at Wokup Street. Wok Street has a heap of outdoor street wokup places. So if The Twins are outside we ended up playing helicopters and stuff for half an hour or so during which I teach them a little more English and we dance our little;

&#8216;Very Good, Very Good, Very Very Very Good’ dance which is kind of like an American Indian dance crossed with someone being slammed around in a moshpit and would go down a real treat at a DRI gig! Beers N Noodles toya…..shane ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Celine Dion The album was &#8216;Falling Into You’

Just messin with ya, but I gotchya didn’t I! Actually it was a compilation album called &#8216;Blues Traveller Four’ ____________________________________________________________

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