Monthly Archives: October 2016

Cleaning Day

Sunday, October 23rd, 19 days left. Slept until 11:30am. Sundays are my cleaning day. I have a routine, which gives me some comfort and reminds me of my wife. I never used to be so clean, but now I do … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Teacher Works Me Hard for a Living

Saturday, October 22nd, 20 days left Slept in until 10am. Answered e-mails and uploaded photos for my blog. Got ready for class. Left for Sichuan University at 1:45pm. Arrived 1:55pm. I knew I was in for a different lesson when … Continue reading

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Search for Buddhist Fish

Friday, October 21st, 21 days left Today was the big day! I was going to have mock fish, a Buddhist dish I’ve heard about for over 40 years (for the actual pages out of the 1972 cookbook, see the note … Continue reading

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Who’s on first?

Thursday, October 20th, 22 days left Another 10am language lesson.It was raining on my walk over. Almost slipped twice. When the stone sidewalks get wet they’re as slick as ice. Following the example of others, I left my umbrella out … Continue reading

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Bitter Melon Wednesday

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 … Continue reading

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Bad “C” Day

Tuesday, October 18th, 24 days left Got up at 8:30am after a bad night’s sleep (including dreams about learning the wrong words in Chinese!). Got ready for my language lesson and left at 9:45am. Not a good class. I am … Continue reading

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I voted!

Monday, October 17th, 25 days left I voted! I walked over to Consulate this afternoon, around the side as instructed on Sunday. There were two Chinese guards. The first said something that I didn’t understand. He repeated it. “I don’t … Continue reading

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