Sunday, 14 June 2009
While we were in China in April the government disabled our ability to read blogs or to post on ours so we didn't add pictures to our blog the last 2 and a half pictures of our time in China. We are attempting to add a few pictures after the fact in order to complete our year there.
Huang Shizeng is a Russian teacher at Tsinghua University. We met one day when Maradel was coming home from teaching and he struck up a conversation with her. Mike came out and joined the conversation. He found out that we were interested in learning Russian and he became our tutor, although it was an opportunity for him to practice his English. We got to be very good friends and he did so much for us. He helped us understand the culture and he also helped us move out by helping us get to the airport. We gave him some of our stuff, like our bicycles that we could't bring home and we were so grateful that he could use them. He was planning to use them for his grandson. He and his wife had us to their house for dinner, and they took us to a wonderful restaurant on campus that we didn't know about. They are one of our favorite memories from China.