Pictures!!! (sorry they are in random order)
Dinner downtown with Matt, Jeremy, and Michael
My first homemade dinner in China: teriyaki chicken donburi.
Lotus blossoms in the Confucian gardens.
Construction on the way to Qufu (the first day)
I think literally translated, the three characters mean, "Low sodium salt."
The hotel we stayed at our first night in China.
A pavilion outside of the apartment building.
The apartment building where us nine foreign teachers live. My apartment is on the top floor.
Umbrellas drying in the hallways of the college building. Everyone has an umbrella here and they all put them outside the classrooms to dry. It made walking around during passing periods rather difficult.
Beer cans here in China have the pull tabs. You break the seal and then pull off the tab and discard it. Or throw it on the ground, depending on how "native" you want to be.
This is a popular store here in China. It is meant for couples who want to wear matching clothing. Unlike the U.S., wearing matching clothing for couples here is considered cute and a physical statement of their commitment to one another. The clothes here are rather expensive, so for a couple to wear them, it shows how much they love each other.
This is a poster in one of my Speaking classes. I had to stifle a laugh at the locations of some of the cities. In particular, Boston and Denver.
This page from one of the textbooks caught my eye. There is not much hostility between the Japanese and Chinese any more, right?
Some sort of pastry with strawberry filling. I like them.