Days Twenty through Twenty-Three – 6-9 September

I have been back in Hangzhou for nearly 48 hours. I have gained two flatmates, some progress on my project, some progress on my essay, several mosquito bites, offers of outings, and a general upping of stress-levels. But whatever, life goes on, and since I haven’t moved pictures from memory-card to laptop, we will have … More Days Twenty through Twenty-Three – 6-9 September

Photo post – 7 Sept

I have, unlike at my previous two academic installations (i.e. welcome weeks), actually decided to go out and partake in life to my best ability, admin, errands, and departmental stuff besides. It somehow felt extra important to get to know names and faces here.   Righty-o, I have visited the entry-exit security bureau, and my … More Photo post – 7 Sept

Days Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth – 2-5 Sept

Another quick update because Beijing has been… difficult. However, there seems to be an end to the hardships (which, as always, will seem insignificant once all the problems are solved) and I am looking forward to starting work here “for realz”. Things that have been settled: Yes, I do have a scholarshipped spot at the … More Days Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth – 2-5 Sept