Observations are nearly done, and I am compiling questionnaires (-guides) for staff and visitors at the museums. I’ve finally also found the right people at this museum to ask for documents and files. Now I’m about to really irritate them with requests… I have decided to go pick up my passport after the national holidays, … More Day the Forty-first – 27th September
Four weeks? How?! The first days went by fairly slowly, but I think we have entered the time-flies period. Supposedly because the daily grind is well and truly on, but I carry on trying to maintain the work-hard-play-hard attitude. After all, I’m here, why waste spare time being tired at home when I can be … More Day the Twenty-Ninth – 15th 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
Mini-update: I am still alive, and have just bought a ticket to HZ for later this afternoon. See you there.
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
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
I’ve decided that this travelling-solo business is quite fun. Certainly gives you a completely different perspective of your destinations than going in a group. Even if you’re working every day. *disclaimer* This next one will have you all going “so childish!” But it gave me a laugh (or a snort really – I was in … More Photo post – 3 September