Monthly Archives: November 2009

It was a pretty good end to the week and a great weekend. Friday was the last day of Indian Cultural Week at School, with a fashion parade and Bollywood dancing. After the buses left with the customers, a few of us gathered at the canteen, by the lake, for our last Friday staff gathering […]

I normally do a lot more looking than buying when I’m out shopping, but excelled myself on the weekend. Helen and I began with a trip to the “Western Clothing” market, near the old Guangzhou railway station. Enroute, we passed a number of large buildings that claimed to be clothing markets as well, though how […]

It’s not been a great week at School. Firstly, because two kids in Year 8 were diagnosed with H1N1, all of Year 8 has been at home, working via software that allows teachers to post work and students to submit work, chat, discuss it, etc. A few of my kids have submitted things electronically, but […]

I usually recover from food poisoning within 24 hours, but this bout is taking a bit longer. The weekend began well, with drinks after school, and a jam with a few of the boys with a view to performing in public in the not too distant future. It seemed to go over pretty well. A […]

I’ve had the opportunity to come to Manila for a workshop, at the Shangri La hotel. To save my School money, I booked at the Stonehouse B & B, which was cheap, and, according to the map on the internet, was just over 1km from the “Shang”. The China Southern flight was uneventful, and I […]

Cycling around Castle Hill, Guangzhou is interesting, but not exactly scenic. Rather than the fields and woods around southwest Surabaya, our current expeditions have taken us through concrete jungles. Yesterday morning the clean air index would have been very much in the negative, but it affects us aesthetically, only. After breakfast we caught a taxi […]