Miyun Week 10
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I started the new timetable this week, which meant a really easy Monday - just one class with Grade 3 students.
The next day I had my first lesson with the Grade 2 students. It’s clear they’re definitely not as well-behaved as Grade 1, so lessons will be more of a struggle. At least there are fewer of them to deal with (lessons that is)!
Nothing much to report about the rest of the week, except on Friday Inga and I decided to venture out in Miyun. We’d heard that there was a bowling alley at the Shihao hotel, so thought it would be fun to check it out.
It wasn’t a crazy evening - the place didn’t have much atmosphere, perhaps because it wasn’t very busy.
For some strange reason I had an urge to clean the apartment on Saturday morning. Seeing as Inga and I had hardly done any since arriving there, I obviously thought it was about time I at least mopped the floor.
I then made my way into Beijing....The walk to the bus was quite funny as McDonald’s had just opened. I’d never seen anything like it - there were queues of people outside the door! Obviously, this was a very exciting happening for Miyun!
I was meeting up with a friend of Lexie’s that evening - a guy called Ben she used to date, who was travelling through China.
The Beijingers plus Ben then went to Bar Blu in San Li Tun for a few cocktails, and then someone came up with the great idea to go to KTV. The evening seemed to fly by, for me anyway. The KTV had a great selection of English songs, so I was very happy, and we all enjoyed a good old sing song until the wee hours of the morning.
After a lazy morning at the hostel on the Sunday, I made my way to the National Theatre, by Tiananmen Square. It was due to open on Christmas Eve and I wanted to see if I could get tickets for Smurf and I to see something in the New Year. The theatre is an incredible building and I really wouldn’t want to leave Beijing without making a visit.
After walking round the ‘Egg’ as it’s otherwise known, and failing to find the entrance, I made my way to Wanfujing before heading back to Miyun.
McDonald’s beckoned... It was really funny because I couldn’t get the girl to understand my order, so I came away with 2 meals instead of 1. Lucky Inga ended up with a Big Mac and fries she didn’t want!