A Travellerspoint blog

May 2010

The Han River Ride 5 & The Shengshuisi Temple

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Time my friends, It passes so quickly that most of us don't even notice its arrival or departure!

I've just had the most wonderful weekend with Aussie Brad, his girlfriend Mickey along with English Sarah and NZ/Aussie Nicko Mc Dude. Friday night Sarah and I sat up till sunrise watching endless episodes of 'Skins’ and Saturday night was spent at the Tropical Rain Forest restaurant where we all shared our friendship over steak with black peppered sauce and cold beers and cocktails before heading back to my apartment for a more beers and a DVD or two over many hours of chat which consisted mostly of time and how it passes whether we make the most of it or allow it to pass by as wasted time.

No matter what we do with the time we are personally apart of I actually don’t think it is wasted if we are doing something we really love. The trick is to actually look past the emotional reality of how it has made us feel and to actually find some reasoning behind it all.

I now believe that I actually don’t have to look much further than what I have mostly been without this term to get past the ‘wasted time’ feeling and to then spend more future time appreciating them in the future. I have though promised that I wouldn’t waste anymore of ‘your time’ on that subject so I will silently and personally take it onboard. This blog though is not about that, it is simply about time and for those who have been reading my blog you may have already read most of what is below several years ago but after sitting on my couch for many hours listening to music and pondering ‘time’ past, present and that of the near future I then now find that I was simply trapped in a vortex of time!

Once again time has passed and we (all of the above) will soon move on and not surprisingly no one will be staying here in Hanzhong next term as we all have future plans to either further ourselves or change to a better place but that is but a small amount of time in our lives.

Sometime in the next few weeks we will all begin packing in preparation for our future footsteps on our individual pathways in life. Mine will most likely take me back to pre-ridden bike paths in Fujian Province, Aussie Brads will take him back to the Land Down-Under and to the western deserts. English Sarah’s will take her to a new and vibrant university campus somewhere in England and Nicko Mc Dudes will take him to a new school anywhere in China other than here in Hanzhong City.

After packing my belongings I believe I will move my things to Fujian Province (plans change and needless to say they have before) and after catching up and partying with friends I will then head to Yangshuo to spend time with Owen and Jennifer Buckland for the first time in four years after which I will then head a little north into Guizhou province to travel for a month and then maybe I will move on to Hunan province.

Time though really does pass by with the blink of an eye. The problem is though, that it passes by withon a blink of our own eye. Both our days and nights pass by under the ungrateful and greedy eyes of time. These are the very grains we are made to rely on to give us some sort of structure to our lives.

Forever taking from us, yet unkindly never giving in return. Our sands begin to flow from our very first breath. When we receive birth we given new life.

Yet strangely at the same time are we not also taking the same life, for do we not also begin our pathway to death from the very same first breath that gives us life? Time and life, how confusing it really can be when you sit back and think about it so how you spend your time is up to no-one by yourself and what you do with it is also personally up to you.

What is the best way to use your time? It's an age old question.

Do we follow the rules, not drink and smoke and do our best to follow our chosen dogma to be then collected by the 8:15am train on the way to work when strangely you are not at the station but in your car listening to the radio when WHAM, the 8:15 decides to collect you anyhow.

No one on the 8:15 will go to work that day as time has caught up with you all!

Prior to you unwillingly catching the 8:15 train did you do your best and fulfill all your dreams? Did you relax on a mountain top sipping green tea in the destination of your dreams? Did you give birth and raise the child that will carry on your name? Did you find the love you have always dreamed of?

Did you did you did you?

Or have you simply continued doing what you have been taught to believe is the right thing to do with your time? Are you still near to and unwilling to break away from your parents protective arms, help and love.

So much time....or so we are led to believe we have! Time has a way of quietly sneaking up on us! Before you know it you are losing time!

Sometimes simply relaxing and reading about how others spend their time is a good way to use your own time. But how much time reading about 'others' time is the right amount of time? That's a good question for all of you readers out there. I have spent a LOT of time reading about 'others' time, so much so that I allowed a decade of my own time flow by without doing much at all with my own time. I dined on so many people’s dreams that each week was like feasting on a banquet of 'other peoples 'dreams and time’.

So when is 'your' time to stop feasting upon others time? When is it time to begin living your own dreams?

Why not simply throw it all into the big wok of life and create your own stir fry of time by living your own dreams and taking a book or two with you to feast upon along the way. Why not take the kids out of school and head overseas for a year teaching English in a remote third world country. Most of these countries have what are known as International Schools and their timetables and teachings are very much the same as the schools back home. Or better yet, for all of you who have more than enough savings that you are keeping for a ‘future time’ (I know many), simply pack up and use it to now to live your own dreams which in return will help create future dreams for your children other than those of the norm.

We can all do these things. These and so many other possibilities are open to us.

Yet most people continue to say 'I wish I' or 'I would love to’ and when they are met with the question of ‘time’ they are so full of 'Oh you are so lucky to have'. How do I know? Because I used to say them all. It takes but one open and honest moment with yourself and the courage to follow it through and then all of your dreams will lay before you. You may hurt others along the way and I guess this is why so many of us never follow our dreams or take so long to do so.

Anyhow, enough from me about time. It's your time and it is your choice what to do with it. Some spend it wisely yet many allow time to pass living a lie.

Over the last few months anything could have happened in the outside world and I wouldn't have noticed at all as I have been too caught up in what I believe has been a total waste of my time one morning though I woke and after reading for an hour about the many Primay School and Kindergarten slayings (one of which happened right here in Hanzhong City with eight students and two teachers being hacked to death) I rose and began thinking about packing, what to pack and what to leave behind prior to moving on to my next destination. I then realised that that was all that was personally required of me to simply move on. I then looked at my book which was lying on my couch and I simply decided that it was time to relax and read.

In one month’s time will begin the ‘2010 Summer Beers N Noodles Adventure’ and I will once again walk myself to near exhaustion trying to satisfy my hunger to see and do as much as I possibly can but these holidays I will try to take things at a much more relaxed pace and take a look at 'Time'.

Not everyone wants to see as much as they possibly can each day. Not everyone wants to walk for six or seven hours to see all the little things.

Sadly though most of us actually do miss the small and important things each day that make life worthwhile. We miss them and allow them to pass us by each morning and afternoon while driving, catching a taxi, bus or train all of which will take us to the little spot where we sit or stand and allow ‘our’ time to pass by.

Beers N Noodles toya…..shane PS: The photos for this entry are from what I have named the Shengshuisi Temple Ride.

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It has become one of my favourite rides here in Hanzhong City and it begins in Langon City which is to the south of Hanzhong city across the Han River. It begins not far from where the main auto bridge (which can be found east of Hanzhong city as the main auto bridge collapsed a year ago) which meets Langon city and from there I ride several hours east to the eastern most bridge of the city (where my god damn peddle arm fell off during one one of my last blogs).

I then ride east toward the Shengshuisi Temple and then on to the &#8216;Far Away Bridge’ which is the very last bridge across the Han River before continuing on to Xian City. From there there are three very different options on how to return to Hanzhong City. Firstly you can ride along the very busy main road and hope not to get hit by a bus returning from Xian or secondly there is the option of quietly riding back to the city for two hours along the river side track.

This is more than a good choice!

Thirdly though (which is my personal favourite) you can choose to make your way back to the city through the central the villages all of which have never seen or experienced a foreigner riding through the serenity of their fields, all of whom are more than happy to gather in groups and yell &#8216;Hellow’ as you ride by. This option though will always add an extra several hours to your already many hour ride as not all fields offer a passage way through to the next set of fields. Most of your time will be spent retracing your peddles and not only trying to continue your way west but also trying to find a small local store that offers a bottle of cold water to quench your dusty thirst.

Or for the lazy non-bike riders;

You could catch Bus No: 109 which will not only take you to the quiet and peaceful Shengshusi Temple but also the entire route back to Hanzhong City. It will of course take the main road back to the city and pass by the quiet river side ride along with the central villages.

<u>As For Tomorrow (Tuesday, 1st June)…..Tomorrow is Children’s Day</u>

Tomorrow marks yet another public holiday here in China and thankfully in my school we are blessed with a full day holiday…..sadly for most it is now a half day holiday. Wednesday at this stage is a bit iffy as it has been raining for several days BUT if we are blessed with no rain then the students will be able to participate in the Children’s Day Parade they have been working so hard towards for the past two months and not only will I have to NOT teach a full day of my disrespectful Grade 4’s but I will no doubtfully have to re-live the memories of how actually wonderfully and dreamlike they can be when I do get a chance to actually teach them.

Needless to say when the sun does actually shine I will be overfilled with joy and pride yet selfishly also overcome with the feelings of regret of all the wasted time and fun that has taken away from us due to mismanagement and the simple lack of classroom assistants that would have benefited us all past, present and future! ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by a Band of Horses The album was &#8216;Cease to Begin’ ___________________________________________________________

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The Han River Ride 4 & The Water Buffalo Ride

WITH THIS ENTRY ALSO COMES A PROMISE TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY ALONG WITH EVERYONE WHO READS MY BLOG THAT THIS IS MY LAST ENTRY WHINING ABOUT CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS. Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Unless those in the countryside prosper, those in the city can hardly rest easy!

Wanna smoke mate? Nah, I’ll just go outside and breathe for awhile!

In my last blog I wrote that it was the end of the rapeseed harvest well it seems I was a little too hasty as I think today and tomorrow will literally mark the end of the harvest as outside we can barely see the tops of the small multi-storied buildings due to the smoke coming from the fields. The farmers are now burning both the fields and the leftovers from the rapeseed harvests and my eyes and throat are now dry, itchy and very sore.

It’s ok though, I’ve got some coldies readying themselves in the freezer to sooth the throat and I just had two hay fever tablets and when combined they should relieve how crappy my head, eyes and throat feel at the moment.

I had such a wonderful and uplifting experience after a horrible afternoon with my noisy Grade 4’s today. After class Jennifer and Lilly (two of my favourite Grade 4 students) after giving me a small present each thanked me for trying so hard to teach them each class even though we know it will never be as it should. They always sit and wait patiently for me to try my best to and begin each class before taking it upon themselves to leave their seats and race around the classroom beating the horrible boys over the head with their rolled up books.

Over the term they’ve had many of the boys in tears begging for mercy. They then wait silently until I nod for them to do other homework. No matter how hard we try, the three of us try we never win. That takes me to my whereabouts next term.

I can tell you that it won’t be bloody here mate as I’ve had more than enough of this school, its disrespectful students and some shifty goings on such as 'secret contract pages’ that find daylight when it benefits the school that weren’t part of the contract that I signed at the beginning of term. Last month I got the very raw end of some prawns and spent the morning running from my bed to the toilet and as I love teaching, I stupidly went back to class after lunch feeling like crap to then leave class feeling even worse as I had Grade 4 for the afternoon. All schools here in China offer their teachers several &#8216;sick days’ with pay but at the end of the month when it was salary time this school produced a &#8216;secret contract page’ and no matter what I said and argued I still lost half a day’s pay even though I only missed two classes.

Even though I have tried, I am yet to obtain a copy of that page to give to Buckland’s.

So after several emails between my Fujian friends, Buckland’s and myself I have decided that I will be more than happy to head back to my old school in Shaowu city in Fujian Province where I spent all of 2007 to mid 2008 living and teaching. I have had other schools to choose from one of which is a very wealthy Private School that comes complete with;

NOT A SINGLE CLASSROOM ASSISTANT TO BE FOUND FOR ANY OF THEIR CLASSES! Gee the parents and students are getting their value for money there! Yeah for schools that pay so much to show a foreign face! That even goes for the tiny grade one and grade 2’s!

I think anyone who has been following my blog all these years will have noticed a big change in not only my writing style but also my personal happiness since I have arrived in this school in Hanzhong city. I have spent the last hour reading over my entries for most of the past term and when I compare them to my all my other schools I find that my writing is now full of bitching, moaning and whinging and whining and to be serious I no longer love my job.

I hate the feeling of rising each morning dreading the days classes before me. I also hate the feeling of being worthless more than anything.

The latter so much so that this month after walking out on one of my Grade 4 classes and one of my Grade 5 classes several days later I was happy to lose half a day’s salary simply not to have to get out of bed and teach the same two classes again. At the end of this month when the school brings forth their &#8216;secret contract page’ when I collect my salary I will be more than happy to inform them that I was happy to pay them the money just so I didn’t have to waste my time walking out on two of their many assistant-less classes.

I loved my time in Shaowu so much and the school has easily been my favourite school for the nearing five and a half years I’ve been here in China.

The school is wonderful and I really do miss all my friends and the fun times we had together. I still keep in constant contact with Joyce, Mary, Yan, Yuwenjin, Yujin and several others so we are all getting very excited at seeing each other at the beginning of September. Add to that the fact that it is surrounded by fields and hills full of awesome bike rides, some of which that took me over a year to piece together so there really isn’t much to think about when it comes to what to do next term.

Believe me, I only have one more month here and I am more than over all of this shite.

BUT it does show that no matter what you do and no matter how much you love your life and job stupid decisions by greedy management can still ruin things for everyone and in this case it actually involves the education and the money of around six hundred students and parents each week. That is the reason I feel so worthless and continue to write about it so enough is enough and now it’s time to move on. Sp let's get amongst the buffalos that can be found mostly to the south west of Hanzhong city.

Of course water buffalos can be found in all other compass points but strangely there seem to be more found to the south west of the city. Obviously the photos for this entry are from what we call the &#8216;Water Buffalo Ride’ which begins across the Han River in English Sarah’s &#8216;South Central Hood’ and from there we simply follow the river side tracks that take us through many villages until we find the first ferry that takes us back to the western villages of the city and from there we slowly ride through the villages to our &#8216;Northern Hood’.

Sorry for the &#8216;Hood’ stuff, it is childish but Ice T and Body Count came on the iPod before and it took me back to &#8216;the Rodney King’ riots in South Central LA. Ice T was soon after robbed and relieved of all his music equipment and the first number he dialed was that of the police and the whole Cop Killer thing was quickly hushed and forgotten.

<u>Now for a little bit on the Water Buffalo here in Asia</u>

In the wet areas of rural China one of the favorite beasts of burden is the water buffalo.

These ponderous, slow beasts are used in the wetter parts of China, particularly in the rice growing regions and it also supposedly takes a lot of patience to manage one of these animals. Mid-February marks the start of spring rice planting season in southern China and around twenty five days after sowing, when the rice shoots are several inches high, workers dig them out of the crowded seedbed for transplanting into the rice paddies which have been plowed by water buffalo.

Water buffalos are only used in the wet areas as they need lots of water to live and the adult male Water Buffalo range in size from four hundred to nine hundred kilograms for the domestic breeds, while the wild animals are nearly three meters long and two meters tall and weigh up to one thousand two hundred kilograms.

Females are about two-thirds this size.

River buffalo are usually black and have long curled horns, whereas swamp buffalo can be black or white (or both) with gently curved horns and the largest recorded horns are around two meters long. There are differences between swamp buffalo and river buffalo. Swamp buffalo have swept back horns and are native to the eastern half of Asia from India to Taiwan and all are similar in general appearance and river buffalo generally have curved horns and are native to the western half of Asia.

Domesticated for seven thousand years water buffalo are one of the oldest breeds in the world. They are distributed throughout the world and it has been said that they are also one of the world’s most adaptable animals. Although considered exotic in most western countries they are a regular farm animal in the rest of the world and have a world population of one hundred and eighty million.

Water Buffalo therefore can hardly be considered an exotic animal.

They are a very durable and hardy breed and are mostly found from the lowlands of Southeast Asia to the arid lands of Egypt and north throughout the Balkan countries and Italy and can thrive in areas where cattle will starve and this is one of the reasons for their explosion in numbers throughout South America.

Water Buffalo meat is very tasty, it is a naturally lean red meat and many say that it is &#8216;beefier than beef’ when describing the taste and can be substituted for any regular beef dish. Water Buffalo milk is very rich and many products can be made from it such as butter, ice cream, yogurt and condensed and evaporated milk.

Other worthy attributes of this animal are their life span which is around thirty five years and their disease resistance is unquestionable.

Beers N Noodles toya…..shane

PS: Sadly tomorrow will be another of those many wasted days as all day I have Grade 4 and with Grade 4 comes complete with NO FARKING classroom assistants so i will teach next to farkall and stand looking out the window wishing I was elsewhere. PSS: Yes you may think that it is easy and that I'm getting paid for doing nothing and that I'm bitching but try doing this in front of sixty students for four forty-five minute classes. PSSS: I know so many people who hate their job but they do it solo sitting behind a computer screne or at a 'point' on a production line but now sit back and think about doing it with sixty screaming kids before you for forty to forty five minutes for five months in your year...it's a real killer in the self worth department and believe me I know the procuction line and I also know the behind the computer screne thing.

You can not compare...you simply can not compare! __________________________________________________

That’s not my job! My job is eating these doughnuts! The soundtrack to this entry was by Body Count The album was &#8216;Cop Killer’ __________________________________________________

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The Han River Ride 3 & The Wrong River Ride

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Mate, this is what it’s all about. Riding beside rivers in the countryside for countless hours. Relaxing with a few cold beers and bbq’d meat sticks with friends.

The weather here is totally awesome and more than perfect for riding so at any given chance my peddles and I have been out and about until one of my peddles decides to break and has to be replaced but can’t be way out in the middle of the fields. Also now my chain keeps jumping off and no matter how many times I pull the back wheel back and tighten it my bike continually tells me that its had enough of riding distances on bad and bumpy river side tracks.

Well I’m the dominant one in this relationship so I guess it has no bloody choice!

The photos for this entry are from Saturdays Han River 'Wrong’ Ride where Brad and I chose as a destination a bridge we spotted far into the distance when were about an hour west of town several weeks ago. After an hour of riding along the river side the bridge once again came into view and we estimated that it would take another hour to reach.

Well, that was the last of that bridge we got to see for the day.

We knew that the Han River made a right turn (from west to north) but we expected that we would turn with it. What we didn’t know was there was tributary and that we would be actually following that instead and we also had no idea that the days destination had actually been passed by without notice due to trees but it really didn’t matter as it was on the other side of the river where the tributary enters the Han. Throughout the day we visited several villages full of excited children who came out to watch and laugh at the monkeys on their bikes passing by and we then rejoined the beautiful and blissfully quiet river side tracks from which we spotted several small local ferries that could have taken us across the river.

Brad was all for a relaxing river crossing by ferry.

Me, well the days destination was a bridge and I was determined to cross the damn river by bridge and as I was more than confused at what had happened to the days destination bridge I was all the more determined to continue riding for however long it took just to find a bridge, any bridge and cross the river. Several hours later we finally came across a small town that was actually big enough to warrant a bridge and as the sun began setting we finally began making our way back east.

As Hanzhong city crept onto the horizon we finally figured out where we were and that we were actually on the road that took us to Mianxian town (forty five minutes by bus) where we visited the &#8216;Marquis Wuhou Memorial Tomb & Temple’ several months prior during the Qingming Festival. However things now look completely different as then the fields were covered completely by a golden blanket of rapeseed flowers. Now the golden blanket is a thing of the past and has been replaced by rice and wheat. The rapeseed plants now lay bare and scattered, bundled into small triangles which are then loaded onto the farmers hand carts to be taken away and made into many different products such as the Canola Oil and Margarine you have in your kitchen.

If you click the Marquis Wuhou link above you be able to compare the huge difference that has occurred within a short two month period.

Once we figured out where we were we knew where the road was taking us and that was north west of where we wanted to go so we decided to grab the next track that took us south east towards Hanzhong city. That idea had us riding along the actual Han River back towards the tributary we took by mistake but on the wrong side of the river of course. So we then had to ride all the way back to the main road where we found that if we had of ridden one extra minute we would have come to the river and crossed the bridge to the correct side.

From there it was another hour before we finally reached home and opened our first cold beer for the evening at a side walk BBQ just up the road from home.

We spent the evening with Frank who is the Buckland’s guy for the Xian City and Shaanxi province area. He is actually from Hanzhong city and luckily for me was coming to visit his family for the weekend and as the Toshiba people know him from several of our visits they were more than happy to allow him to collect my computer so I didn’t have to waste yet another weekend and a heap of money on hotels and taxi’s for no reason.

It’s been working for three days now and this is the longest my QOSIMO has worked for many months and I believe the Toshiba store actually changed several parts such as the hard drive and the motherboard prior to taking it to the Toshiba Service Centre as when I took it to them it wouldn’t even start and they spent several hours trying to get it to start to actually install new software, which seems to be their answer to everything.

The past half a year has gone something like this;

Computer works for a day or two, I take it back to Xian, they format it and give it back. It works for a few days and several weeks to a month later I head back to Xian and remind them that it has the same problem using XP, VISTA and now Y7 using both English and Chinese software.

They buy new software, format it and give it back the next day….Yeah...Not! It works for a night and then dies again...Yeah...Not! Re-read above paragraph….Yeah...Not!

This time they finally took it to the Toshiba Service Center who had it for three days and used it continuously day and night and found no problem and that means it’s been working for a week now so I’m thinking that some of the innards were replaced prior to the service center visit. Whatever the reason I’ve gone from my ten inch travel computer back to my zippy fifteen inch widescreen QOSMIO and I couldn’t be happier if I was twins…Yeah!

Beers N Noodles toya…..shane PS: I hope you enjoy all the Chairman Mao shots that I took last time I was in Xian. I have started a Mao photo album for FB but as I've lost my sneak software that won't be happening anytime in the next decade....Yeah...Not! _________________________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Ladysmith Black Mambazo The album was &#8216;The Best Of’ _________________________________________________________________________

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Thanks to MiMates & the Hanzhong School Attack

Hey Hey and a big G'Day toya,

I just wanted to send a huge thank you to everyone who either emailed or text me regarding today's school attack which occurred here in Hanzhong city. I was surprised at how many emails I received from people I have actually never met who know me through my blog. The first of which was Claudia (Grizzly) who spent a long time teaching in China and can now be found with a pie and sauce in hand travelling Australia.

Also thanks to Glenn for being the one who actually informed me of what happened this morning amazingly all the way from Australia. He beat English Sarah by about three seconds and she is also teaching here in Hanzhong which goes to show how small the world really is when it comes to mates showing how much they care.

Thanks to mimates! You're all bloody rippers!

Over the past several weeks the local government has positioned an amazing amount of Police both in the school grounds and outside its gates. There is also now a very large gap between the gates and where the parents now have to say goodbye to and collect their children. Police patrol the crowded areas in numbers and I'm now thinking that I will kick back in my apartment at the end of the school day and wait until all students and parents have gone home before I put foot to pedal for my afternoon ride.

Anyhow I'll keep this entry short as it is just a thank you to those who care and to let everyone know that it wasn't my school and that I can still be found with a coldie in hand living and breathing just as I was yesterday.....world, this one's for you...Cheers!

<u>Seven Children Hacked to Death in Kindergarten Attack in Hanzhong City</u>

The latest vicious attack on a Chinese school has seen seven children hacked to death and at least 20 others wounded at a kindergarten in northern China, according to state media. The attack was the fifth violent assault on school children in less than two months, and comes despite a push to boost security in and around schools across the country. The Xinhua news agency said the attack took place in the city of Hanzhong in Shaanxi province, and that the injured had been taken to hospital for treatment.

Several similar attacks on young children late last month shocked the nation, and raised fears about possible copycat assailants.

In the eastern province of Shandong, a farmer attacked children with a hammer, injuring five, before fatally setting himself on fire on April 30.

The day before, a disgruntled jobless man injured 29 children and three adults with a knife used to slaughter pigs in an attack at a kindergarten in the eastern city of Taixing, in neighbouring Jiangsu province.

Earlier that same week, a 33-year-old teacher on sick leave due to mental problems injured 15 students and a teacher in a knife attack at a primary school in southern China's Guangdong province.

In March, a former doctor enraged by a split with his girlfriend stabbed eight children to death and injured five others in Fujian province. He was executed last month.

Authorities across China have already begun implementing measures to strengthen security at schools, increasing police patrols near school grounds, and boosting the monitoring of people known to be mentally ill.

Before you begin saying 'Oh China this and Oh China that' maybe you could spend five minutes clicking this link and reading the list of school related attacks found on Wikipedia that begins in the early 1900's. After reading it I am surprised that schools are actually still legally opened in America!

Beers N Noodles toya.....shane

PS: A huge Farkyou also goes to the freaks of the world who take out their frustrations on the innocent children of the world. Not surprisingly it is always males who have committed such atrocieties past and present and sadly will continue to do so in the future. Obviously the guns and knives they wield are larger than both their penises and brains!

PSS: The photos for this entry are from last weekend's awesome ride through the southern hills with Brad and Sarah that ended with an unexpected delicious meal in a very small, dusty and vibrant little town. ____________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Jazzhead The album was 'Ears for Civil Engines' ____________________________________________

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The Han River Ride 2 & South Western Temples

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

After several wasted days watching DVD's to pass the time between going to classes to then be told we had no classes due to exams I decided to stay here in Hanzhong city to spend my Labour Day long weekend riding, having some time to myself and catching up on several blogs that I've started over the past month all of which I couldn't be bothered finishing due to having far too many crappy classes all of which make me feel totally worthless as a teacher at the end of each day.

Now that I'm back on the bike each night things have changed heaps! I can now take out my frustrations on my peddles and giggle when things go wrong!

During my thirty or so kilometre ride this afternoon and of course when I was way out in the boon docks my pedal arm decided to come lose. As this is normal for me I reached into my pocket for my small 'Fixit Thingy Majigama' to find that I had forgotten to pack it so every minute on the minute I had to stop and dig my nails in and wiggle the arm to tighten it. After ten minutes of this and knowing that I had another two hours of it if I didn't get it fixed I decided to keep riding down the track. Soon enough and just as I expected yet sooner than expected my pedal arm flew off and after a twenty minute search I continued on my way pushing my bike and carrying the pedal arm as I couldn't find the nut to reattach it.

Thankfully not far down the road I came across a small service station and after giggling at me when I held up the pedal arm the guy grabbed a nut from a small pile of bikes around the corner and I was soon back on my way.

The photos for this entry are of bike rides taken to the south west of Hanzhong city where the Han River makes a right turn and begins to head north. That is if you are facing west so I guess if you were facing south then it would be were the Han River makes a left turn and begins to run east.

Anyone who is still confused can simply grab a beer, face east and watch the sun rise.

While riding through the villages in this area we found several temples worthy of exploration but the temple I have returned to on several occasions is a tiny ancestral temple surrounded by fields. When we (Brad and I) first found it they had just started renovations and had refitted the roof with new wooden support beams and had also re-bricked the temples front.

But it wasn't until we were shown inside that we found out how lucky our small find really was.

During my five years travelling all over China I have only ever had the luck to come across several 'real' temples being either built of renovated. By this I don't mean the huge temples that have been built in large cities or tourist areas etc. I'm talking about those found in small and peaceful out of the way places where you are invited in to watch them lay the floor and watch as the temple artists go about working their magic.

My visit to Litang in Sichuan Province & My visit to Kangding in Sichuan Province

On this day they had just finished making the statues from clay and painted them white readying them for their colourful facades and the village's local temple artist had also just begun painting the walls and ceilings. These are the last four photos you will see below (two before and two after shots). I headed back a week or so ago and when they saw me riding down the small track they got all excited and proudly showed me all the work that had been completed since my last visit.

Being such a huge temple freak, for me it really is an amazing experience and one that makes me feel special to be part of it.

Enough of south western Hanzhong. Now it's back to the May/Labour Day Celebrations and Frustrations!

We had been told that the schools Mid-Term exams were on their way but of course we were not told when and Thursday when we arrived at the English Office we were told that we had no classes in the morning but we DID have classes in the afternoon and the following day. No need to tell you what happened when we arrived for our afternoon classes nor do I need to tell you what happened Friday morning when we arrived for classes.

Ok then as you asked, it went something like this; Sorry you have no classes because the students have exams. It's like, no shit Sherlock tell me something I don't' already know.

Those who have taught in China will understand completely but for those who haven't, you are left standing there staring into space whilst calculating how long the school must have known about the exams as each teacher had to prepare for them yet somehow just like all previous years you are the last one to find out. Not only that, they keep you dangling and will never tell you straight out that you have no classes for the rest of the week and this goes for all exams and the end of each term.

I have been told by more than enough Chinese that this happens for several reasons such as the school wanting to control you and your actions along with staff jealousy over your salary and the amount of time we have off.

The latter being more than understandable as the Chinese teachers have to watch as we walk out of the school gate to enjoy an extra long weekend while they have to remain at school to work for so little when compared to us foreigners. Before you begin thinking bad of foreign teachers you should compare what a Chinese translator gets paid by the hour in Australia and then compare how many Chinese interpreters there are in Australia to the amount of foreign teachers here in China (I spent close to a decade paying court interpreters). Add to that the fact that we don't have our friends and family surrounding us and then you will find that things are actually very equal.

In this comparison you can't include foreign teachers in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea but you can include those in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand...just to be fair!

Around midday Friday I packed and headed to the local bus station to grab a ticket to ancient Qingmuchuan Town which is found very near to or in Sichuan Province. Upon arrival I was told that there were neither tickets nor buses so I did what any foreigner would do, I went to the next window where sadly I was told the same. I then headed back to school wondering what to do next and whilst collecting my salary I was told that there were major road works happening somewhere between here and there due to the huge Sichuan earth quake that happened several years ago that wreaked havoc in the Qingmuchuan area and closed the Panda Reserve for many months.

Of course no one thought to tell me this when I mentioned going there during the week.

So here I am, sitting at home with a few coldies several days into what could have been a five day weekend. I thought of grabbing a ticket to Xian City but I'm bored of Xian and as Luo Wei won't be there this weekend I would rather be here riding through the fields instead of frustratingly trying to walk amongst the extra tens of thousands who decided to make the city their holiday destination.

Happily though after chatting to Luo Wei on the phone last night I will head to Xian next weekend to finally catch up for the first time in a long time over dinner and also head back to the Toshiba store as I have somehow killed my Toshiba Qosmio. As it's still under warranty I have to take it to the Toshiba Service Shop which of course can only be in Xian.

<u>As it is celebrated all over the world here is a bit on the origins of Labour Day.</u>

Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. The majority of countries celebrate Labour Day on May 1, and it is popularly known as May Day and International Workers' Day. May Day can refer to various labour celebrations conducted on May 1 that commemorate the fight for the eight hour day. May Day in this regard is called International Workers' Day, or Labour Day. The choice of May 1st was a commemoration by the Second International for the people involved in the 1886 Haymarket affair.

The Haymarket incident occurred during the course of a three-day general strike in Chicago, Illinois that involved common labourers, artisans, merchants, and immigrants.

Following an incident in which police opened fire and killed four strikers at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. plant, a rally was organized for the following day at Haymarket Square. The event remained peaceful, yet towards the end of the rally, as police moved in to disperse the event, an unknown assailant threw a bomb into the crowd of police.

The bomb and resulting police riot left at least a dozen people dead, including seven policemen.

A sensational show trial ensued in which eight defendants were openly tried for their political beliefs and not necessarily for any involvement in the bombing. The trial lead to the eventual public hanging of four anarchists. The Haymarket incident was a source of outrage from people around the globe. In the following years, memory of the "Haymarket Martyrs" was remembered with various May Day job actions and demonstrations.

<u>Traditional May Day celebrations</u>

May Day also marks the end of the uncomfortable winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations, regardless of the locally prevalent political or religious establishment.

As Europe became Christianised the pagan holidays lost their religious character, they either morphed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were replaced by new Christian holidays as with Christmas, Easter, and All Saints Day. In the start of the twenty-first century, many Neopagans began reconstructing the old traditions and celebrating May Day as a pagan religious festival again.

Beers N Noodles toya.....shane _____________________________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by the mighty SOD The album was 'Live at Budokan'

As Brad and I are the only ones who live at the school it is a wonderful experience to be able to raise the volume to eleven. For those who are wondering why I don't' just make ten louder, it's because this one goes to eleven! Anyone who is confused can simply grab a beer, face east and watch the sun rise _____________________________________________________________________________

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