The word 'mayhem' is associated with chaos and disorder. I thought it was an appropriate title to use to describe all the fun and different activities we've been doing during this fair-weathered, spring month.
4/23/11: Check out this steaming bamboo container
filled with fresh, hot, Xiaolongbao soup dumplings...and
a glass bottle of 7up.
5/7/11: Who wouldn't want to take a photo with a
50-lb. fiberglass Xiaolongbao?
5-5-11: Sleeping with the fishes. We took some students on a
sleepover field trip to a local aquarium.
Can it be called a sleepover if no one actually sleeps?
5/7/11: We visited St. Ignatius cathedral, built in 1910 by the Jesuits.
I was doing a gargoyle project with my 8th graders
so the timing was perfect.
It's the first time I've seen
stained glass windows with bamboo images
in a gothic cathedral (no photos allowed inside).
5/7/11: Later that night, we went to YuYuan and walked around the shops...
...and I found a bronze turtle to sit on to collect my thoughts.
5/7/11: On the way home, we noticed this 40-story building
near the freeway that is covered in LED lights.
One can watch a spectacular show while speeding along.
5/21/11: I helped our prom committee chairperson
by making a huge PVC backdrop stand. We attended
the prom which had a great view of the
Bund, HuangPu River and Oriental Pearl Tower.
5/21/11: After the prom, we took the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
under the river to the Puxi side. It was very...interesting.
5-28-11: International Day festivities at school allowed
us to share some culture, art and décor from our
As we head into June, who knows what other (ahem)
mayhem we will encounter?
|(A friend of ours calls this the antithesis of a |
teddy bear because of the sign.)