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A Morning Warning

A knock on our door to tell us about a "coming" earthquake

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We got a knock on our door at 12:45 this morning just after Sunee got a call from her friend in Emei City. Seems the government gave out a warning of another earthquake. All the students were herded out of their dorms and taken to the athletic field where they spent the night.

The earthquake was supposed to occur at 3 pm. I could have sworn that there was no way to predict earthquakes so I double checked on the internet and came up with the answer - still no way.

Sunee got prepared and we figured we could run to safety from our second floor apartment. As for me, I went back to bed. I had eaten something bad on Sunday and did not feel well, still weak from the bad milk. Got more knocks wanting us to come down and run to safety with our pillows and blankets in hand. We decided to pass on that action. John, next door, also passed. In fact, he passed so hard, no one could roust him out of bed!

This morning I was tired and knew there would be no classes. John knocked on the door at around 7:30 so I got ready and went with him, told him no classes. Sure enough - no classes. We visited with our most be "comrade" and she explained what happened to us. No school. We had walked down to my classroom where one of my students showed up and was doing self study. Visited with her about what happened. She and her friend did not heed the call, were not afraid and decided to stay in their room. Nope, the teachers came and got her and her friend and they slept in tents at the athletic field.

Catherine is a serious student but, today, very lonely indeed

John and I then walked over to the field where I took some pictures of the now empty or close to empty field. We then walked down the hill bought some ice cream and other breakfast and back to the apartment.

The sleeping arrangements for our students last night

No class. Well, that only means I will have to double up on some of the material in my culture class!

So far, we are not seeming to get back to normal. Maybe next week.

Posted by inchinahil 22:26 Archived in China Tagged events

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