Wednesday, 3 December 2008
The supermarkets have turned on the Christmas spirit - staff are wearing Santa hats complete with Merry Christmas on the front, and there are Christmas decorations appearing. I bought a small plastic treet today for just 5.5 RMB - less than a $A1. As we did our shopping we could hear "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" - words which have little meaning for the shoppers here. Christmas Carols are being played over the loud speaker system in all the shops here.
Quite odd really.
The temperature is very low - in fact due to be -4 on Friday and Saturday. Snow? Maybe. Not likely really.
I was also told today that Exams will be held before Christmas and not AFTER as we had been told, so we will have a very busy time in the next few weeks.