Archive for August, 2006

Rejecting China

Yesterday, my body decided to reject China. I was told that I couldn’t eat in the morning for my health exam for my residency permit, so I drank some water (bottled of course). I felt nauseous all morning. The windows were down on the ride over to the place where I was getting my exam, […]

First Impression

Today is the beginning of day three in Harbin. I’ve been up since 4:45 this morning. I didn’t think I was jet lagged, but that is pretty strong evidence to the contrary. The trip over was not bad at all. There were no delays; I made all my flights, and I ended up with all […]


The time has finally come for me to leave for China. After several months of preparation, it didn’t seem like I would ever get to go. I haven’t been nervous as of yet, but today I’m feeling pretty anxious. I really think I’m going to start talking to people in Spanish because that’s the language […]

Getting started

I thought starting a blog would be a good way to keep as many people as are interested informed about what is going on while I’m in China. Also, I figure that it’ll will save me time when e-mailing people; I won’t have to give broad information about what is going on everytime I write […]