2009-09-14 07:08:36 UTC
gone to Shenyang in Liaoning Province.
I am hanging out at a place known as the "English Corner". This is
where local people come to speak English to each other and to improve
It is located on Zhongshan Square, on the back side of the huge statue
of Chairman Mao. The statue of Chairman Mao is surrounded by statues
of workers, pesants, farmers and soldiers who joined Mao in the
liberation of China.
It seems strange that the "English Corner" would be located on the
backside of the statue of Chairman Mao.
A picture was taken of me here that would make Bill Brock's blood
boil. I will not publish the picture out of sensitivity to the poor
The people gather at English Corner at 7:00 PM every day. The crowd
dispurses at about 10:00 PM. I am the center of attention here because
I am the only native speaker of English here and everybody strains to
hear what I have to say so as to improve their English.
My flight reservation is to return to America on September 22. I was
staying at Liaoning Hotel until today, but after I extended my trip I
moved to the nearby Hanting Inn, to cut expenses. http://www.htinns.com
There is some disagreement about who has stayed at the Liaoning Hotel.
Some say that Chairman Mao and his top comrads stayed here. Others say
that this is not true but Emperor Pu Yi, the Last Emporer of China,
I do not know which is true but I can say for sure that Sam Sloan