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 reasons...one 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.