Category Archives: Life in Wenzhou

Life for a western tefl/esl English teacher in Wenzhou. Teaching, eating, drinking.

Christmas Eve in Wenzhou, China

23th December 2010 Last night we were invited to watch a film with the infants in the main hall, Daniel and I agreed and we sat down to watch a children’s cartoon/movie with Chinese sub titles. It was nice though … Continue reading

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16/12/2010 NYE Performance

A couple of teacher know I play the guitar and presume my vocal chords and guitarist ability are up to scratch and have invited me to perform at the New Years eve party which I accepted. I’m am told I need to … Continue reading

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Chinese Medical Examination

Monday November 29th Today I had my Chinese Medical examination. In some provinces this is needed to teach, so three months down the line better late than never. I had heard all sorts of rumours regarding this medical, it sounded … Continue reading

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25/11/10 Chinese sports day

Had a really good day today, thoroughly enjoyed it. It was the sports day for the secondary school and wow! how sports days differ to back home. All the kids were lined up in there classes in neat rows of four, … Continue reading

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24/11/10 Babysitting

My Primary school classes were cancelled on Tuesday for their sports day and so my class was rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Thing is, I’m not teaching English but watching over a class while they finish off their thanksgiving cards (thanks what? yeah … Continue reading

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23/11/10 Update of crazyness

I can stand cold showers later on in the day say, after going for a run or being out in the sun all day but at 6:50am it’s a shock to the system but I’m starting to like it believe … Continue reading

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13/11/10 Gambei! My thoughts on the French

At the end of my grade 7 class on Friday a student came up to me smiling and said do you like the French? Continue reading

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02/11/10 What I’ve learnt teaching in China

During English corner last week I was asked by a student where about’s my regatta waterproof jacket was made. I didn’t know and started to think I know where this is going and yep, it was made in China. I … Continue reading

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27/10/2010 I’ve pulled!

I’m handed a note by one of the security guys on the gate it said, “I would like to introduce to you a girl”…. and so I politely said, “what does she look like?” Continue reading

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25/10/2010 The beauty of silence, no xfactor

Wagner, ive seen it spelt ‘er’ and ‘or’. Sounds like a german beer! I’ve noticed recently how a lot of people on Facebook are commenting on x factor, it makes me feel amazing to think I’m not going to have … Continue reading

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