Is Michael Jordan in China?
Yes, as a matter of fact, I have met Michael Jordan here at Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University. He is one of the many students in my oral English classes. He’s not the Michael Jordan you may know, but he loves basketball and is an officer in the tennis club and English minor, so when he wanted to change his name because we had another Michael in our class, he jumped, so to speak, at the chance to be Michael Jordan.
It’s been fun getting to name students (and not be responsible for their college funds). I usually suggest names such as Sarah, Emily, Eric, and Ben. Many of my students come into my classes with what I consider reasonable names like Elisabeth, Catherine, Lucy, Simon, James, and Len. My new freshmen started school three weeks ago, and again some have names that surprise me: for girls, Marshal, Nickolas (they know those are “boy” names), Trust, Carve, Since, Coffrey, Zero, and Hippo. For boys, we have Glacier. You never know who you might meet here in China.