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Well, a number of people have asked about Christmas in China. Here’s what we’ve been doing:

Friday night English First had its kids Christmas Party. We all went to a local tea bar and ate, sang songs, played games, and generally made a mess. I was originally going to be Santa Claus, but we weren’t able to find a Santa suit big enough to fit me.

EF Kids Christmas Party

EF Kids Christmas Party

EF Kids Christmas Party

EF Kids Christmas Party

(This is Jenny, one of my students. Jenny is 4 years old, speaks remarkably good English, and is the single cutest thing in the history of the universe. As Adam put it, the English language should be rewritten so that it’s pronounced the way Jenny says it. Yellow = YEWWOW! )

Saturday night was the EF adults party. Same location as the kids party, but much more restrained. We spent most of the night sitting and talking with the 40-50 people who came. A few games, a few carols, and great fun.

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We all wore the silk shirts we’d bought in Suzhou.

Sunday was class as normal. I taught two classes and worked like any other day. Afterwards, 6 of the teachers went out to Water Paradise, one of the nicest restaurants in town (live piano player, etc.) for a Christmas Eve dinner.

Monday (today), we’re going out for another dinner. And that’s Christmas in China. Tomorrow, class as usual.

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Mean Aunt Pat | December 25, 2006 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas, my dears!

    Anne and I went to (10 pm) midnight Mass last night. I was the cantor, and when announcing the communion hymn, said just to listen to the choir sing and enjoy it, since the combination of two carols was so complex not even the choir director could keep track of it.

    He’s going to remember that remark for a while I think, especially since the choir had a fit of giggles, which slightly delayed the start of the singing.

  2. Kim | December 25, 2006 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    That looks like fun! Alaska is just too damn cold right now. Hmmm, I think this is the closest I’ll ever be to being in Russia:) And probably China….

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