Archive - Jan 16, 2007

Tea ceremony

The time came in Shanghai for the newcomers to go on their own without guides. Lance and I wanted to visit the Shanghai Museum. Our hosts had been there several times before, so they dropped us off and we were to find our way back to their apartment after we were finished. No problem, I thought.

As we exited the museum, two cute young women came up to us. "Do you know English?" they asked. Well, we did. And they were eager to practice. They were university students from some far away town, in Shanghai for the New Year, and they wanted to visit some real speakers of English.