Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Spa Day for Sue

Today I taught class and Sue went to the spa and had a perfectly dreamy facial at Pandear Beauty and Spa.  She received a facial, back rub, neck massage, and took a shower.  The facial itself took about an hour and cost about $37 US.  Quite expensive for China but then again things are more expensive in Hangzhou because it is a tourist destination.

Pandear Beauty and Spa has a 30,000 yuan package (a little over $4000 US) where you can go and take part in all of their services, every day, all day for a whole year!  Sue thinks that is the perfect plan for her! :)  We wonder how those people that sign up for the year-long package can get anything else done! 

Our apartment is cooling down and the boys were cold last night, so Sue is off to the store to get another space heater for their room.  They are both wearing long johns under their clothes now as their classroom has no heat and they tend to teach with the window open!  I also wore long johns to teach today and I'm so glad I did!  It was so much more comfortable to teach than yesterday.  I sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" to my students today which they loved.  I explained the story of Santa Claus, which they also found entertaining.  I will be teaching them some choice Christmas carols over the next few weeks as well.

Here are some pictures that Sue took with some of her students last week:

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Sue with her student, Sunny, who is also the classroom monitor.  When someone skipped class, Sunny went and tracked him down and dragged him to Sue's office for a talking-to!
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Can you find Sue?  Do you feel like you're playing Where's Waldo?
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Tomorrow, Sue is back to school and I am home with the kids for my day off, doing some lesson and trip planning!


Anonymous said...

I am so curious as to why the students always do the PEACE sign??? It seems like they all love to be in the pictures.

PS I found Sue in every one! :)


Ginger Nolte said...

Hi you guys!!!!
I have been keeping up and LOVING your pictures and comments. I find myself just grinning! Sounds like you are having a WONDERFUL experience!! Please tell all hello from me. Man, I am sooo impressed with all of you. You rock! Take care and much love.
:>) Ginger Nolte

Catherine said...

Sounds like you're having lots of fun.

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys!

We just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving to you! We are thinking of you lots and loving the pictures and stories about telling your students our traditions over here. I got a kick out of Tim singing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer to his class. I'm sorry I missed that!

Love, Cara and Shawn