The Chinese have an interesting take on holidays that I just cannot fathom. We have a week off next week because it is National Day. Everyone keeps saying it’s a really long holiday despite it being the same length as a half term! Anyways, the government has given everyone this ‘long’ holiday but for some reason you have to earn it. By earn it I mean you have to work a 6 day week before the national holiday in order to deserve it. So I shall be giving English lessons on Saturday. It makes me feel slightly sick even writing it. Why this makes sense to Chinese people, I just don’t understand.