Who is Xi Shi?
She is one of the four legendary Chinese beauties. Asking the students, they told me she was a spy-like figure, seemingly akin to a Mata Hari though I will have to research this -- that and finding out who the three other legendary Chinese beauties are.
Tomb Sweeping Holiday to give Chinese a Long Weekend
Many of the students tell me that they have done their Tomb Sweeping observances on previous weekends. I assume they did this to avoid the rush of Monday, April 5 which is the official day for the holiday. So, they will enjoy a long weekend, which was a rare occurrence before the implementation of the new holiday system which has more and shorter holidays.
Tony raring to get to it
I took Tony to preschool this morning. He threw off his hat and was trying to take off his jacket as soon as he arrived at the preschool -- so eager was he to get to play.