Thursday, 25 September 2008

YouTube, Web and Indian Food

I posted the Nan Xi River video on YouTube yesterday, but found that once it was uploaded, the quality was terrible. It seems that YouTube compressed the video considerably, which is of great frustration considering I accidentally deleted the project file for Sony Vegas. This means I can't go back and render the video as a different file-type which may or may not be more compatible with YouTube. So that's it, I'm stuck with this horribly pixelated, compressed video. I hope it is semi-watchable at least.

Web is still busy for me, five classes a day and English Corner twice this week. Things should be different now the summer holiday is over, but we lost Ed --from Wakefield, who has gone to Beijing -- and Gary -- who has gone home for two months -- so our staff of seven teachers is down to five. By now our workload should be about four classes a day, which would be a great relief compared to the current schedule.

I had another English Corner today which was actually quite pleasurable for once. We talked about giving advice, I gave them some problems of mine to answer and asked if they had any to share. I didn't think I would get anything, but straight away one student began telling us of her desire to have cosmetic surgery on her nose (for some reason it seems to be a good thing to have big nose in China, especially one with a high bridge). At the end of the class a student came up to me to ask where I get my haircut, I knew the place, just not the name. I asked "Why?" She replied, "Because I want to get my haircut like yours." I think that's my cue to have a trim....

Last night Kimi and I went to an Indian restaurant, the only one in Wenzhou. It is very good, although quite different from British-Indian food. I wonder which is more genuine? I will have to find out one day. However tasty my potato curry was, I couldn't help but be slightly annoyed that there were only two small potatoes in the whole thing. If it wasn't for the deep-fried vegetables and the naan bread filling me up, I would have complained for sure (or asked Kimi to do it for me).

A Chinese-Indian

1 comment:

大眼睛熊 said...

Hope ur throat's getting a bit better now babe~!! I really like this Indian restaurant actually,they make really nice chicken!!