My training class has been here for a couple of days now and it's awesome! Don't get me wrong, there are lots of people and the air quality could be better. But the food though! :) The Chinese nationals that we have interacted with in the community have been helpful and very friendly. I have had a few people attempt to speak English with me just to say hi. We went out to eat last night, armed with only our smart phone translation apps and a piece of paper. The poor girl that took our order had SO MUCH patience. She was writing out words from the menu in pin yin so we could look up the meaning of the words. I am, however; in the process of learning more words so it doesn't take 20 minutes and the most patient server in the world to get a meal.