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now here's something...

...I hadn't heard about before. "More Help to Be Given to Returned Chinese", says the headline, so I'm thinking it's just another announcement of some refined package designed to lure Chinese students back to the Motherland when the graduate, but no......

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sounds like...

Sounds like the water is trying to come back on. Let's hope this time they manage to put some clean water in the pipes. Ah, no such luck. At least, not yet. Maybe it'll take some time for the dirty water to be drained out of the system. And maybe we'll...

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note to my soon-to-be-former school

This is a note to this school that I am about to leave: In future, when refurbishing the foreign teachers' apartments, make sure you buy toilets with seats that can support the weight of at least a 70 kilo man. I'm serious about this. Really. I'm not...

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one more day

Only one more day in this dump. Most of our stuff is packed. Tomorrow we leave. I'm so looking forward to being back at BeiGongDa. I'm so looking forward to living this shithole corner of the capital. And typically, the water is off yet again. When lzh...

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oh, and....

Thanks to Bingfeng for the reminder: Walking out of the interview yesterday, as I was crossing the Third Ring Road on my way to Soho, I looked up and saw the twin leaning towers of the new CCTV building only a couple of kilometres away to the north. Of...

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comment weirdness

Kevin S.: I responded to that last comment you left, but for some reason it hasn't shown up yet. I'll wait a bit and check later. Sorry 'bout that. Actually, this isn't the first time something odd has happened with comments here. A couple of weeks back...

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rain, trees and Jianwai SOHO

So yesterday afternoon I had an interview and demo lesson at a training centre near Guomao. I don't really want to blog about that, so let's just say that with this training centre and a few other possibilities it looks like we should be able to get through...

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压力

我 有 压 力 ! Sorry. Just thought I'd get that off my chest. Back to my regular drivel: So with my last class in Yizhuang over, I'm pretty much free from this place. All we've got to do now is pack and leave. The packing part I probably should be doing right...

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