Arriving only a week ago in China with my ESL certification, and with only one day before classes begin at Xiangnan University, I was informed I will be teaching Literature to juniors and Drama to seniors!
Second Thoughts Wellâ€¦ Iâ€™m here. â€œYou must act like you are at home. Please tell me if you experience any inconvenience.â€ These were the words of Mr. Bob Chenâ€”his words a constant refrain throughout our first hours together. Bob was a small, thin man wearing a short sleeve dress shirt tucked into slacks. He took my fully loaded backpack away from meâ€”if he was a contortionist he would be able to fit inside it; pack being about half his weight. He was small, but I knew his heart was big. A couple days in countryâ€¦ How can I sum it all up? China was dirty, hot, loud, and bustling. The…