There isn't much to write about today; it was a 'normal' (... well as normal as it gets here) day. We did work, went to Si Fang Jie for lunch (I ate rice noodles and shared XiShou Ba Ba with Sabrina), took a math test, and took down our laundry. We watched a magic show and had dinner, while it rained indoors. We discussed smores and mints. Yeah, this is considered a 'normal', chill day. But I will explain about yesterday afternoon's trip to an ECE school in ZhouCheng, and the painful process of laundry with an old machine.
The kids in the school were so cute! They loved photos, and crammed around me as I showed them a photo I took of them and taught them that you can take a photo by pressing a button. They were shy at first, but after I asked their names and talked to them a bit, they were clinging to the camera and chorused 'goodbye' as I left the classroom. I bet they rarely have their photo taken, so they all love to pose and grin. Some kindergarden girls giggled with excitement as the shutter clicked again and again. The pre-kindergarden class was all smiles as they showed me their desks and colorful water bottles. The school itself had painted walls, and I thought it was in pretty good conditions. Paper decorations the kids made hung in the kindergarden classroom. The teachers all lived near the school, and their range of experience was from 1-8 years.
Ok, now I'll explain about the laundry. You wash it about three times for 6-9 minutes each. The machine is old; there's a hose for putting water in, and another pipe to drain the water out. Sometimes, the machine rumbles. It's not modern, but it's better than no machine at all, I guess.