September 16, 2012
Last Sunday we met a friend of Mum’s for lunch at Ye Shanghai – I read a whole book while they yakked & yakked, & Dad drank free-flow champagne (I think he got his money’s worth). We then went for a walk in the rain – past a lake, down a street of old stuff & then to a stinky insect market – we didn’t buy any insects in jars or bet on any cricket fights, but we did stop to try Chinese waffles from “love eggs” which were yummy & then saw a bit of old wall.
Not much to say about school, but I have been playing football at break. Mum started Mandarin lessons & can do numbers with her hands now. Dad built 2 cupboards – one is called “Billy”. Mum & Dad went out last night, so I had a babysitter called Xiao (“she-ow” – a bit like meow, but with a “sh”). I watched the film Madagascar (again) & she read the Children’s bible I had been using for my wushu homework (balancing books on my head).
we saw these over the week:
Topic – Chinese Flag (Peoples Republic Of China)
You may want to look at the picture of the flag to understand the following:
– The big golden star of the flag symbolises the communist party, which rule China
– The 4 small golden stars in an arc symbolises the people
– The red background comes from a plain red flag, which symbolises revolution
– It was adopted in 1949
– It’s known as the five-star red flag (Wu Xīng Hóng Qí)
– It was designed by Zeng Liansong in a competition for the best flag
– Mum’s Birthday: she didn’t take long to open her cards & presents, but Dad did buy lots of flowers, took her shopping & out for lunch & then made BOT (beans on toast)
– First wushu lessons – hi ya!
– First piano lesson for more than a year
– Chess club started
– Mum’s got a fringe again
Nightmare of the week:
– Dad drilled a hole through a water pipe on Saturday night (it took a bit of negotiating to get a plumber to fix it at night)
Dad tried to drill a hole in the wall for coat pegs and hit the water pipe. Then water spayed everywhere all over the floor and us. Dad got the idea to put the Hoover pipe over the hole and in the drain for the washing machine. While I was holding the pipe dad switched the pump off wich reduced the pressure by about 30% (so not very well). Eventually dad managed to switch the water off.
Word of the week (in Chinese, of course):
– Hen hao (hen how – good)
The last weeks results are as followed:
Question: If you were in Shanghai, and you just read our blog, would you want to do what we did?
This weeks poll:
This weeks question is in spirit of the nightmare of the week