Disney Hall in 2 frames, Los Angeles I’m trying hard to maintain my cool demeanor – and my sanity – in the heat and humidity of summer. I was feeling some heat exhaustion after the close of the Summer Camp last Friday, so I’ve done my best to stay indoors, mostly in my air-conditioned bedroom. Unfortunately, I still have to venture outside for my evening Business English classes Monday thru Thursday, but I’ll try to be brave. I fixed myself a hot-weather treat for lunch yesterday – diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, tuna, and cheddar cheese with a little olive oil and shallot, all wrapped in a flour tortilla, which is a foreign delicacy here. It was a nod both to the traditional “pan bagnat” of southern France (minus the hard-boiled egg, parsley, and garlic) and to my former addiction to tortillas. My waistline doesn’t need any more white flour right now, but they’re SO-O-O-O-OOO good. Besides, what would I do without white-flour Chinese noodles, and bao zi, and jiao zi, and pastries, and….?
carving detail, Wuhou Temple Day 4 of English Summer Camp, 7 more days to go. Too tired to blog….
what remains – Shuijingfang, Chengdu Summer School started today. Thankfully, it wasn’t unbearably hot. We had an opening ceremony with the 82 students, then moved outside for a group photo. Finally, there were 3 short classes for the teachers to introduce their subjects. I’m the reading teacher, and I was unpopular because I gave them their first homework. The teaching day was mercifully short, but much of the rest of this week will be 8-hour days at the summer camp, which is 30 minutes away at the new campus.
Some urban landscapes are simply works of art. I discovered this amazing set of metal doors on the fringe of one of the city’s “blue zones.”