Monday, October 27, 2014

Birthday #3 in China

On Thursday last week I celebrated birthday #3 in China. 

Somehow the students found out that it was my birthday and surprised me with cakes, cards, bracelets and various other gifts. 

I was a little surprised because in China government officials and teachers are not supposed to accept or be given gifts because of corruption/bribery student told me they bought me a cup but could not give it to me so maybe it is over a certain amount of money.

I didn't really have the energy or feel like planning anything, but my coworker suggested we do dinner so Friday we went to a buffet BBQ where they came around and cut meat for us

Since a new kind of beer was on tap, we got free beer then there was a "beer holding" contest 

Haha one of my coworkers got 3rd place--it is a lot more difficult than it looks!

Overall it was a pretty nice birthday away from home. 

1 comment:

  1. Those beers look pretty big- bet they are heavy after a bit- how long did they last? That looks like a blast! Was the food good? What was it- Chicken? Oh- I want to see your cake... Looks like it was a good day afterall : )