HUAIROU, Beijing Province:
Good classes again today - I'm doing this mass version of Secret Santa with them - giving everyone a piece of paper and getting them to write down their names, and then redistributing the papers, and asking them to draw a picture of what they want to give their person for Christmas.
It works really well, the students seem to really enjoy it! I've been throwing my name in too, been given an apple, a football, some candy, and one student wrote "I want to give you a kiss" which amused/creeped me out a little!
In the evening we went to Emily's for dinner. I thought she lived with her parents on a farm in the Huairou countryside, but she lives in a huge apartment in Huairou town! It was really modern, and apart from some very random cherubs and a lamp/basketball clock!
The food was lovely and we met Emily's not-boyfriend-but-maybe-possibly-in-a-few-years friend, who cooked for us all then played on the computer while we ate because he can't speak English!