End of our first week of classes
05.09.2010 - 12.09.2010
Wee, still pretty busy. So this week we got a taste of our first class here at GAFA, figure drawing. We also were asked to tutor English to kids for a family a previous CSULB student tutored for. Finding our way into the city to meet them on Wednesday was interesting. But we made it and everything is great, it will be an interesting experience to teach english. I have some more pictures of our first days here and some new ones too! We got a bike and a washing machine these last couple of days which is really exciting!
The snails are really big here!
Here we are shopping at the market on our first day in Guangzhou, lol. Oh that is an air conditioner we are next to, desperately needed.
Steph and Jenny and Yan Yan. We all first met Long Beach last year when Jenny and Yan Yan were on their year abroad. Actually, we first met at Trader Joes, before knowing we would participate in the GAFA exchange program.
Really yummy rice bowls for lunch in the Village. The bowls are ceramic and the rice gets toasty and cruchy at the bottom. Then the juices from all the stuff on top mix with the rice... it is an experience for the taste buds.
Shopping at Trust Mart, a big supermarket here
Creepy mannequin at the mall
And some random T-shirts
Then Steph bought a cute... uhm... thing. I don't know what it is, but it's adorable.
Taking care of business with Edward, our Foreign Exchange Student coordinator
We went over to the Police station to register as residents
Lunch at the school Canteen, all the Freshman students in their military gear this week. They have to do military training excercises the first few days. Lot of yelling and marching at all hours of the day, even in the rain.
Our new ride! theres a seat for Steph on the back there, poor Javier gets to do all the work.
Funny bike brands
Exploring the wonders of the 7 Eleven on campus, SNACKS! There are so many new things to try here.
This guy was great, just doing his thing. He sells used washing machines.
Spicey noodles, so good
Today at the Metro station on our way into the city!
And finally our new washing machine we are renting for the year, its so cute and Yan Yan said its English so it was made for us It also plays cute music to tell you when its doing stuff, which makes me upset that all washing machines don't do that. Anyways it's cool. We decided to name her Rosie, like the robot on the Jetsons.
So tomorrow more class and tutoring in the evening, hopefully everything goes well, we are now on a Guangzhou schedule, real breakfast and lunchtime really is nice. Will update soon!