After twelve hours of rain I decided I should get a walk in otherwise I might spend the entire day growing mushrooms inside. I left the more industrial section of Huadu for the comforts of farmland and, what should have come as no surprise, found them flooded. I do not have a picture (before and… Continue reading Flooding in Huadu, Guangzhou
When I first arrived in Huadu, I did not know how to say, “no.” This made it rather difficult when, watching someone prepare my food, I wanted to tell them, “do not add that.” Too often, I would have a plate (or bowl) choked with the Chinese equivalent of parsley. You will know of them… Continue reading On the Plate in Huadu, Guangzhou #3
With eight different final exams and over four hundred students, time leaves me little room to write. Below are some photos taken around Huadu, Guangzhou. Each has a story to tell, but that will have to wait for another time.
I had spent the afternoon exploring the slums. Ever since my time in Tamil Nadu, India, I have enjoyed the sight and sounds of an organized squalor. As I passed mounds of trash that extended some ten feet, I felt at peace. Aside from passing under the hollowed-out shell of some derelict apartment complex, there… Continue reading “Like a Banana!” … “No.”
This will be a brief post. I feel as though I will be shortly losing my job. The students who the school cares about did horrendously on their final exam. The Fair Planning and Management class I was tossed into, almost as an afterthought, did fine. There were some failures, as I have mentioned here,… Continue reading On Grading Final Exams in Huadu, Guangzhou
Aside from a student trying to seduce me, today was rather unremarkable. As such, I believe it reasonable to speak solely of the aforementioned seduction. The student lives nearby and, after forcing an abysmal bowl of porridge upon me, has earned my irredeemable ire. Somehow, the little seductress managed to tick off all of my… Continue reading A Student’s Seduction in Huadu, Guangzhou
My first mistake became apparent within moments of the first student’s arrival. Often, I find myself emulating my favorite professors from college. One exam setup I had always been particularly fond of was face-down tests arranged on select desks. It broke up groups without instruction and saved time. With that in mind, I placed some… Continue reading A Final Exam in Huadu, Guangzhou