Between the end of the quarter (which means grades, comments, and parent/teacher conferences) and my responsibilities with "The Jungle Book", I am a busy beaver! I told a co-worker the other day "I am so busy at school, yet I get to the end of the day and I'm like, 'what did I actually do today?' This is a whole new level of busy!" P—y—rs appreciated as usual!
Interestingly, I'm re-reading the book of Matthew right now and am immersed in J—sus’ words about not being anxious for anything (6:25-34). I have a feeling I’m being taught a lesson right now, but from my perspective I’m failing the graded application miserably. Haha.
A few little updates, praises, and PRs:
- Our Head of School updated the staff on needed renovations required for our building's paperwork/licensing (Read here). A direct quote from him was, "Things seem to be going nowhere fast. A divine miracle remains our only solution at the moment."
- A student fell and cut her leg open during rehearsal last week (while she was goofing off backstage). Thankfully, she did not have to get stitches, but I have to do some accident reports and maintenance is putting in some safety measures on our staircases around the stage. Praises and PR I suppose.
- My health is good. I think this is the longest I've gone since arriving in China with staying healthy. PTL!
- Oliver and the puppies are great. I've held both the pups, two little boys whose personalities I'm getting to know before I name them.
- Spring Break is the first week of April and I'm flying international again! It's going to be a super exhausting, but life-changing trip. P—y—rs for travel mercies GREATLY needed and appreciated. Also, a moment of silence for my bank account. Haha.
- 1 more week of voting for my photography collection! Vote HERE!
"The Jungle Book" Sneak Peek
the my adaptation of the prologue scene for "The Jungle Book"!
Expat YouTuber in China
This channel has some really fascinating videos about all things China (from customs, to language, to different cities, regions, etc). If you are interested in discovering more about China as a whole I definitely recommend Laowhy86, along with SerpentZA and ADVChina (Warning: Some videos contain language). The creators of all the channels are two Western men (1 American/1 South African) who have lived in China for over 10 years, both are married to Chinese women, speak the language fluently, and really present a realistic and understanding perspective on China. I think they do a really good job at balancing between the Western understanding of China (recognizing things that are strange and different to a Westerner), but also an authentic love and understanding of Chinese culture and tradition.
I spent quite a bit of time watching these channels when I was preparing for my move!
Either way, this video will give you lots of lovely images of what may or may not be swimming around in my stomach now. Hahaha. It's not that bad... or is it?
P.S. Don't let this persuade you not to come visit. Haha.