Awww… my students brought me some #Chinese snacks for movie day in class 😜❤ #lovemystudents
The College Students at our Chinese University put on a performance for the Freshmen Welcoming Ceremony! This was the Chicken Song (or I think it was a chicken song?) – To be honest, we weren…
Source: The Chicken Song
I just absolutely love my students so much. Spent the night talking with a couple of them and had a wonderful time. The first gave me the wonderfully thought out present of a small piano music box, with a photo of my mom and me inside and a small engraving “With Love” from her. Isn’t that wonderful? She knew I loved Piano and hunted two days to buy it for me. I just adore her. ❤ The other was a wonderful young man I’m teaching now. He has traveled to all but one of the Chinese provinces with his friends and just got a passport to check out Russia. 🙂 He has a new idea about how to create green energy that sounds fascinating and I really wish him the best! His health isn’t great though (His heart is bad), so I would ask that you all pray for him. We spoke about his hopes, dreams, and how he is trying so hard to do his best for his family. A real encouragement and just inspiration for me. ❤
Oh, and did I mention that another girl brought my COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM! Honest-to-God Cookie Dough Ice Cream. REAL AMERICAN ICE CREAM. Since apparently many of the Chinese are lactose intolerant, they make their ice cream from water instead of milk. Meaning it lacks the good old flavor. Now I have some actually delicious ice cream! I am so wonderfully blessed by God. Best Job Ever!!
During my stint as a teacher here in China, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in several different campus activities with the students. One of the clubs I have worked with a lot is called the “Flying English Club.” Filled with a mixture of Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors, the club has a great collection of students from all around. Even some of the international students join in as a chance to meet Chinese students!
Last night, they invited me to a BBQ at one of their teacher’s buildings, so I went out for a night of fun and food. We had such a wonderful time! The students cooked delicious food including sweet potatoes, grilled meat (pork, beef, squid, chicken, mutton), broccoli, mushrooms, green beans, lettuce / grilled greens, tofu, and more. They had also prepared some delicious fruit trays with apples, pineapple, dragon fruit, banana, oranges, tomatoes, and other yummy snacks. So good!
If you have the chance to go out with your students and play, you should take it! It’s not every day that people can have so much fun 🙂
It is seriously unfair to other teachers that I got the best students in the world. 🙂 Remember I love each of you and I believe in you! You deserve the best this world has to offer, thank you for being so amazing!
I’m so wonderfully blessed. ❤ Just spent the afternoon chatting with a student about his dreams for the future and past accomplishments. He has worked incredibly hard and gone from speaking broken Chinese only to speaking Chinese, good English, and good German. He’s now graduating from college with an American Bachelor’s degree, and he’s off to Germany to start new adventures. It’s such a blessing to see what he has done and to hear about where he is going. And to be the proud teacher of a student this awesome (who brings me cola every time we talk 😛 ) is just a wonderful feeling. I’m so happy to have a chance to be part of their lives. ❤
Teaching is not an easy job, I’m a little surprised at just how difficult it actually can be. Well, time-consuming is probably a better word than difficult. It just takes a lot of time, effort, and heart. To be rewarded with students who get to move forward in their lives, who are seeing dreams realized and lives blessed is worth every last bit of work.