January 22, 2007

You're on Vacation, Right Now...
I've been trying to find out when I'm on Spring Festival vacation for over a month now. Nobody knew, ask somebody else. I went again to the Vice Principal today, to get a date nailed down so that I can start making plans and buying tickets.
She makes a phone call and says "The students will be reviewing this week and next, before their exams. So you don't have to teach them anymore. You're on vacation as of now. Where do you think you'll go?"
Yup, I'm on vacation as of 15 minutes ago. Now I'm trying to get things organised so I can leave ASAP before minds get changed. I'm heading to the warm south (at least it'll be warmer than here).

4 comments:

tim said...

Going south? Far enough south to learn Cantonese? Do you speak any of that? At least the written is the same.

Stephen said...

Yup, far south to Cantonese-land. It should be interesting because the pronounciation is totally different from Mandarin so I won't understand the spoken, but I'll understand some of the written. At least most people in the south learn Mandarin in school, so they should be able to understand my attempts at Chinese.

Anonymous said...

by the time you get back to Baoding will it be warmer?

Stephen said...

I hope it will be warmer. They say that after the Spring Festival, then it will get warmer and feel more like spring!