January 11, 2011
Today I was walking to work with Ellen, we usually walk to work and sometimes home...it's 2.5 miles each way and it is good for us. Anyways, we were walking across the walking bridge and what do we see but a poor little fish lying in the middle of it. Well it was kind of a big fish. The water was probably 30+ feet below, so we decided since it was suffocating that we should save it. I took off my gloves, picked it up (fish blood all over my hands) and decided to toss it back into the water. I think it lived...well I hope so. So after doing our good deed for the day, we started to think....hmmm...how did the fish get there? We then remembered that we had seen fishermen before fishing off the bridge. I looked up to a lone fisherman staring our way, we had thrown his fish back into the water!!!! It was so funny, but he looked kind of pissed off so I said sorry and kept walking. It was very odd that he just left the fish lying there half alive, not in a bag or anything. That is pretty much the only super exciting thing that has happened lately haha. Actually I take it back, I am super excited about reading Blue Like Jazz, I am already almost 1/2 way through it in 3 days.
The job at the Institute is becoming somewhat redundant. I feel like all I do since this new schedule is work and sleep. I am hoping I adjust to it soon and don't want to sleep everyday until 11am!! Staring at the computer for most of the day is hard on the eyes....and the job itself is challenging when some students do not want to participate. I only have 1 or 2 classes like that though and I think it is because their English level is really low. I am praying it will get better. I have been spending my extra time at work reading and calling friends, so that is nice. I have one student, his name is Yeong Jay and he is so cute. He is about 7 years old and he always wears a cute stuffed animal hat. Today it was a white tiger hat...it made my day. I am thankful for times like these, it reminds me why I am here.
I am leaving for China at the end of the month yayayayay!