It’s a holiday here in China, and that means no classes today and tomorrow – as the school officially closes for a short vacation. Of course, students (and teachers alike) had to go to class on Saturday to make up for today’s classes, but at least that gives everyone three days in a row without school. The traditional Tomb Sweeping Day (where a large proportion of Chinese worships their ancestors) will take place tomorrow, and it usually is a pretty big deal locally, since our town is considered one of the cradles of Chinese civilization.
Tree Planting Day has come, and our school has organized a huge tree planting event in the back of the school.
mistyhilltops.com is currently going through some maintenance issues. Therefore, I won’t be posting much, until the process is completed. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause anyone of my readers, and hope to be back in business soon. Thanks for your patience, and keep checking back to make sure you don’t miss anything once all issues are solved.
Today, the new semester has started. The students are back, and life will be returning to “normal” before the end of the week.
February 2: Eve of the Chinese New Year February 3: First day of the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival begins); most stores will be closed for two days. February 3-17: Chinese New Year’s festivities February 17: Lantern Festival (Spring Festival ends with great fireworks)
These days, as there are numerous constructions going on around campus, the few of us remaining here over the winter holiday have to deal with blackouts – not so very pleasant in the dead of winter, but at least we’ve been informed ahead of time.
Sorry, for being so bad recently, keeping you posted! My internet has been out for most of the weekend, and still is frequently giving me trouble. Only me and my next door neighbor are affected, everyone else in this building seems to be fine!
It’s official now: as of today the school’s winter break has started. Most students have left the campus and it has become rather quiet around here. Until the middle of February, when students start to return, nothing much will go on in this part of town. Most of my colleagues have left as well, mainly seeking refuge in the warmer regions such as Thailand & other parts of South East Asia. For the few of us who decided to stick around, it will be very quiet in the next couple of weeks.
The last week of school has started. Every day, students will have final exams, until by Friday all final exams will be completed and the winter break will start officially for the whole school.
It’s official: Today is the first day of my winter break. No more classes until Spring Festival is over. But since the students are still around, I will get to spend time with them, until their break starts officially sometimes in early January.