I am in Nanjing! I arrived last Friday to a beautiful hotel that has a mini-fridge, a couch, a goldfish, and a rubix cube in my room! My Assistant Trainer, Tina, met Sharin and me at the train station, took us to the hotel, to lunch, and took me to get a new phone number (apparently the one I got in Shanghai is long distance from here). Then we rested, and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, I reported to work.
|My hotel room|
|Derek, my fish :)|
Work is kind of awesome. My center is in a mall that is undergoing construction, so it's a little sketchy, but the people are great. There are about 20 of us total at the center. The 2 other FTs are from West Virginia and Baltimore, which we find very amusing; my LLD (my boss) is from Britain, and the Center Manager is from California. The native staff is very friendly. Each room has a theme (mine is Mulan's Garden) and has a beautiful mural from the corresponding Disney story. Plus, we decorated for Halloween and will be costume shopping soon (but we can't be Disney characters... strange). I have 1 class (so far) of 2 2 year old girls, which means that right now, though I work 40 hours/week, I'm actually only teaching 1.5 of those hours. In a couple of weeks, I will get another class. The rest of the time, I am planning, doing demos to get more students, helping with marketing events and other things around the center.
And I am apartment hunting, since I have to be out of the hotel in 2.5 weeks. No news there yet.
Just for fun: Can you name the Disney story:
|100 Acre Wood|
|Mulan's Garden (My room)|
|Snow White's Castle|