Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Teachers' Day!

It's Teachers' Day in China.  Last night, the foreign teachers had a welcome banquet with the president of the college and some other school officials.  It was a beautiful feast with 27 different dishes.  There were many toasts given to celebrate China's 25th annual teachers' day.

Today I received cards from two of my classes.  Junior class one writes, "We express our great gratitude to you for leading us to a fantastic world of English writing."  I hope it will be just as fantastic as they anticipate. 

Happy Teachers' Day to all the current and former teachers reading this, whatever country you're in. :)


  1. I'm guessing one of the 27 dishes was free-range roast pigeon, harvested from the local dump? How was it?!

  2. Haha, no... I think they were accommodating Western preferences a little bit, because there weren't many unusual dishes. I think the strangest ones were things like duck liver. There was also a Confucian temple carved from carrots and pumpkin -- very col.

  3. I will have to remind them at school that in other countries it is customary to serve teachers a 27-course meal! Nice to know that teachers are so respected and appreciated in China--overall, they are here also, but there are times when you wonder about it! Just taked via skype with Bob and Joan--mine isn't working right--I can see and hear them, but mine isn't working right on this end. So, I could see and hear them while I typed out responses on this end. Good thing I used to teach typing!

  4. Yes, I'm sure you led your students into the "fantastic world of English typing"!