HARBIN, Heilongjiang Province:
We did some storytelling in our lessons today. Was fun!
More TP prep as well - my first class will be split with Marte, so we've been working together on a lesson plan.
We've got to teach about 'families', but it's so difficult because we don't know anything about our students' abilities or anything! So our lesson could be too easy or too difficult - either one is not great!
Getting on really well with my room-mate at the moment though. She's obsessed with Chinese MTV... but it's all good! I was a bit worried about having to share a room with a stranger, but I think I've done OK on the room-mate front!
I'm really starting to feel that I'm making friends! This whole 'pretending not to be shy' thing has worked pretty well!
Although I do mainly spend time with Emma & Claire and that group, I feel like there's plenty of people here who I could quite happily knock on their door and hang out for a bit, without feeling awkward or shy! Pretty proud of myself about that