Wednesday, October 19th, 23 days left
Answered e-mails. Thank you for all your e-mails! On days like yesterday and today it’s really nice to be able to sit down and read notes from friends and family. Thank you!
Worked on my Chinese. I found a new app for my phone, ChineseSkill. The U.S. site tells you to go to the Google app store, of course, which is blocked in China, of course. I successfully searched for the app in China using a Chinese search engine (Baidu), found a Chinese app store, downloaded and installed it!
The app is great! I spent over two hours going through vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and character writing exercises. I am finding writing Chinese characters to be very meditative, which reminds me, I haven’t meditated in quite a while. Time to stop doing something and just sit there 🙂
Worked on my blog. What has happened to my internet connection? I’m having to resend e-mails two and three times to get through, and WordPress is almost dead. What have I done to provoke the powers that be?
Made a nice dinner. I continue to have fun cooking with Sichuan ingredients. My latest concoction involves deep-fried tofu, bitter melon, tree fungus, topped with chopped “over hard” fried egg and sesame seeds.
Worked on the blog, again, but gave up after such bad response time and dropped connections. Time for bed (early tonight), after nice phone chats with my wife, my son, and my dad.