"What are you searching for?" asked Lieutenant General Wei Chuan, who noticed my bobbing head.
"A ring," I said, without looking at him.
I felt the windy chill of a cold joke ruffle through me. Really, it seems as if most of our superiors here are unqualified to crack jokes in English, even though their attempts at it are funny enough.
In the end, I left the classroom without finding my ring. My hand feels oddly bereft. I shall have to compensate by adding more bangles to my growing collection.