The numbers are still mounting quickly as more villages and towns near the epicenter are being reached. I have been getting a lot of my information from the cbc website which is interesting. Of course, it is all over the papers here and the television, but all most of us here can understand is the pictures. I think we probably know about as much as anyone else in the world does at the moment.
There was a small assembly this morning where the situation was discussed with the students. A fund-raising campaign that was originally destined for Burma has been changed to help out the Chinese affected by the disaster instead. We were all very impressed on the speed at which the head of the country got to the site and went out of his way to get right into the middle of it as quickly as possible. Much has been said about the genuine emotion he has shown about the whole affair.
After teaching many years in Canada, I moved to China in 2007 for a different experience. Teaching a few more years, and seeing a bit more of the world at the same time, seemed like a better idea than retiring. I am now in my fourth year at Wuhan Maple Leaf International School where I teach Mathematics and am head of the Math Department. An avid motorcyclist (over 60, 000km of North American road trips during the last five summers), I now ride a Chang Jiang 750cc sidecar bike here in Wuhan. This blog was started to keep our friends and family informed about our adventures. I hope anyone ... full info