Thursday, July 06, 2006

Our Chinese House Guests

Chinese Students of English

Last night, close to midnight, a van full of Chinese students pulled into our driveway. We agreed to keep 2 Chinese students, participating in the special Summer International English Program at Missouri Southern State University.

As far as I can tell, all of the Chinese students are from Sout
hern China, down close to Hong Kong. The two boys that are staying with us speak a little English already, but from talking to some of the other hosts, not all of them do. We will have Anna Flory and Ellen Wohlenhaus (who have both spent extended periods of time teaching English in China), as well as a Chinese student who attends College Hts. Christian Church over for Sunday lunch.

The older of the t
wo boys (pictured above and to the right) is Wang Zhen Hua (English name is Ricky Martin). He is 15 years old. The younger (pictured above and to the left), is Chen Xiao Kang (English name is Alex), a 12 year old. They will be with us most of the rest of July, and will have activities all day long (Monday-Friday) at MSSU.

I took these photos with my cell phone. I'll post better pictures of the boys later.

Hope you have a nice day!



Gregory Fish said...

Neat. Have Em and the boys go meet them. I wish I could be there a while longer, but oh well.

Gregory Fish said...

You have Chinese house guests, and soon you'll have a Chinese scooter! I think you're turning Chinese, I really think so.

Charissa said...

Greg, you crack me up! Dad, I do think they'll probably be impressed that you bought a chinese scooter. What's the status of that anyway?

David G. Fish said...

My scooter is now at the UPS Freight terminal in Springfield, MO (mailing address of Strafford, actually within 2 miles of I-44 Exit 84). It will be delivered to 3619 Oak Ridge Dr. on Monday between 1:00-3:00 PM.

Charissa said...

So it was delivered to Springfield early, huh? I bet you're excited. I can't wait to see it!

David G. Fish said...

I'm glad that somebody else is excited!

Dave Smith said...

We're all excited ... really, we are. No, I'm not kidding! Pins and needles and all!

David G. Fish said...

I appreciate your excitement. You have been accused on other blogs as being sarcastic. I choose to take your words at face value, and appreciate your excitement.