Okay so I have been pretty quiet about this most recent change. Mainly I did not want to deal with all the questions. I still want to deal with all the questions.
Let’s put it like this, it didn’t work out at the last school. Period. The end. Stick a pin in it. If I didn’t personally tell you the details you won’t get details. I didn’t even make the blog I wrote public.
July 3, 2019 was the last working of school.
July 15th I moved to my new city and new flat.
July 17 I walked to my new school to begin new teacher settling in things.
Let me compare the cities
First off I will say this a city will make or break your time in China. Just like a school will make or break you. Just like your accommodations.
1. The first noticeable difference was the railway station. It made sense. No one was pushing and shoving. People were lining up in an orderly fashion to exit.
2. It was quiet. I didn’t hear horns honking every 30 seconds.
3. E-bikes… I could walk and not be concerned about being run over by one
4. I could breathe and not inhale cigarette smoke. They were still smoking but it wasn’t noticeable
5. I swear it looked and felt cleaner. Not that the air still polluted but the city itself looks cleaner.
6. High rise apartments are out of control. I live on the 34th floor…why?
7. I wasn’t stared at. They still looked but it was more like hey we got new black family vs hey look black people we have never seen one of those let’s look awkwardly at them.
Pretty sure my apartment is bigger compared to the last one.
The school is smaller. Which honestly I like better something about a campus the size of a university is just not good. I like that I could actually learn all the students names. I at least know most of the staff by name if not I know most faces.
Big picture and biggest takeaway from all of this: I learned what I want and don’t want. I also learned I’m old and need stability.
To Be Continued…