Word of the Month: International
It has been a while since I last posted. For me, the word of the last month and a half was “international.”
I spent the month of March traveling in China, most of the time with the ninth graders. Two quick “international” moments I had in Asia this trip:
Some special snacks for our Great Wall hike. A large variety of Chinese (and other countries) snacks.
My Starbucks cup, Mr. 外, Mr. Foreign. I guess it is descriptive.
Gould is also an international community, and that has manifested itself in multiple interesting ways for me in the past two weeks.
- The big game craze currently sweeping Holden Hall: xiangqi, Chinese Chess. Played a bit like the chess we commonly see in the US, it now is a fairly common sight to see boys sitting around playing xiangqi in Holden.
Victor, from The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Chris, from the United States of America, playing a quick round of xiangqi on the duty desk.
- On weekend duty this weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to travel internationally again! I went to L/A (Lewiston/Auburn of you non-Mainers out there) to go to the International House of Pancakes. Coach Rockwell and I rolled out in two marshmallows with 26 fine young Gouldies late last night. We pulled into IHOP at 11 and ate WAY too many calories.
We had students from 8 countries … so it was quite the International IHOP last night.
A bit of a short Glog this week. I’ll aim for more next week.