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Tue
8
Sep '09

My New Place in Shunde – (Guangdong China)


So I finally saw my real school and my real apartment in Shunde, and it’s totally awesome!

There is so much more stuff around Shunde, and after being at Nanhai which is very secluded it is a very welcome change. I’m super excited about it, heres some pictures of the Plaza my appartment and school is in!
The entire plaza is snoopy themed! Theres even a half built snoopy theme park 5 minutes away. It’s quite weird!

So far I havent seen anyone shopping in the snoopy gift shop.

Things get a little bright at nighttime.


Here’s a cool bakery that opened recently, its the first time I’ve seen a loaf of bread in China!

I bought one and some peanut butter, I might start eating breakfast again!

Who wouldnt want to go to a spa endoursed by Clive Owen? I actually checked out the price of a massage here and the equivilent of its cost in Chinese money was about 1 Million Dollars.

I managed to find the arcade inside the mall! Awesome.

I was really excited about it but then I found out its almost all ticket games… Like you win tickets and get the little toys, it was quite dissapointing. I was hoping for some asian street fighter battles.

But they did have dance dance revolution! “Hey You! Dance!! It’s a revolution!!”

Hmmm now do I want Optimus Prime or Megatron to clean my pores?

Obviously I want megatron.

These are most likely regular sized back home.

Typical Drink counter… You never quite know what your buying…

Some places are still under construction…. so please… Stay Tunde…

Fresh Fish anyone?

This was just awesome. The place has amazing sushi.

My friend Steven Yee would be in heaven here!


Heres what the entrance to my little school looks like:

Heres my classroom!

and the teachers lounge / office (the couches are so comfy)

I mean… not all english schools have good english right?

(don’t tell the parents!!)



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4 comments »

  • Melisa

    Devin, so happy to have stumbled upon your blog!
    I am planning on moving to Shunde to teach at an international school, I'm a Canadian teacher fresh out of school with no job (obvi) and love the international experience – i spent a year in Korea and loved it. Its been difficult to find some info on living in Shunde… I would be there for 10 months – Is there a small community of other foreigners to hang out with? How's the scene? Any advice would be awesome, thanks!

    Cheers,
    Mel

  • Freewebzs

    Hey melisa I am planning to go to lingdong school aswell to teach. probably in Shunde. I am on facebook please add me also email me please, thanks.

    Alym Merali
    freewebzs@yahoo.co.uk

  • Freewebzs

    Hey melisa I am planning to go to lingdong school aswell to teach. probably in Shunde. I am on facebook please add me also email me please, thanks.

    Alym Merali
    freewebzs@yahoo.co.uk

  • M R

    Melisa, did you end up moving to Shunde?  Are you working at the Country Garden school?  Can you tell me about the city- is it good for kids and family?  How much do I need to earn to have a reasonable standard of living?  Thanks! oceanchile@gmail.com