Wednesday June 1, 2005

It’s a quarter before 7 Am, and the sun has been up for nearly 3 hours. I would have no way of knowing that unless Landon, an ESL teacher, told us so because the pollution is so thick. Our whole team was very tired yesterday after arriving in the city at 10AM. We met our missionary and his family; he’s an engineer, giving us a total of 4. We have about 3-4 girl who have ‘artsy’ majors. Dave will be my roomy all summer and I’m very glad. He’s seriously considering coming back to be a missionary.

Entering the city was quite an experience, all the buildings, interesting sign-age, and certainly the driving. Lanes are optional, and people drive with one hand on the wheel and the other on the horn. I guess my honeymoon with China is over. All the glitter and mystique I had conjured up in my mind met reality yesterday. Our city is lovely don’t get me wrong, but it’s nothing like the dreams I had before arriving. I’m anxious to get to work and love these students.