Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sichuan University

Friday, September 23rd, Day 8 Dear reader, Thank you! I know these blog entries are long. I don’t really have any expectation of you reading all of them, or all of any particular entry. I do, however, want this to … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu, China, Sep-Nov 2016 | 2 Comments

Happy Autumnal Equinox

Thursday, September 22nd, Day Seven I binged last night! I was feeling lonely, so I had a See’s Candy Molasses Chip (a present from my wife), a Graze snack (a present from my daughter, Sarah), a bit of lemon fudge … Continue reading

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Registration Day

Woke up about 6:30am after a good night’s sleep. The CPAP says 6.3 hours with an AHI of 1.7. Took a shower, got dressed, tossed more dirty clothes into the slowly accumulating pile in the washer, decided it wasn’t laundry … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu, China, Sep-Nov 2016 | 2 Comments

What day is it?

I haven’t caught on to the rhythm of a week, if there is such a thing in China. I think arriving on the first day of the Mid-Autumn Festival has put me at a disadvantage. Today is Tuesday, right? So … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu, China, Sep-Nov 2016 | 2 Comments

Early Morning Walk

I woke up at 6am this morning, thinking about the American-in-China culture clash I was experiencing. It’s what I came here for, testing my deepest beliefs, my earliest training, by slapping me in the face with so much new and … Continue reading

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Day Three

Woke up at 3:40am to the rain. Brought in my drying laundry. Went back to sleep until 7:30am. You have to like honking horns in Chengdu. They’re used with the same frequency as we might use turn signals. Last year, … Continue reading

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Red Letter Day

Today was a red-letter day! I studied Chinese for three hours (until my eyes wouldn’t focus). I’m enjoying learning how to look up Chinese words, based on their root and the number of strokes needed to write the character. I … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu, China, Sep-Nov 2016 | 2 Comments