Woke at 9 a.m. Morning routine.
Sat down at my desk and started to work on the presentation for next week. Wednesday is the day that we are really finished with the thesis, by giving a short, half-an hour long presentation. For the life of me I cannot understand how we are supposed to discuss so much in so little time. The findings alone warrant a couple of hour’s discussion.
On and off, I sat with the presentation. Had a hard time focusing, but I managed to make a layout and add a few slides.
I feel apathy towards being here now. I have done what I came for and I am ready to go home. My entire being resists any effort to be productive. It wants home, it needs a hug.
I watched a few episodes of Boston Legal with lunch. Sat at my desk for a few hours, working, thinking, reading, chatting. Outside my window, I saw a thunderstorm brewing. It got gradually darker and suddenly the skies unleashed an inferno of sound and water. Intense thunder and lighting filled the sky and heavy rains fell to the ground. I was glad I did not have to leave the apartment. I watched a movie in the relative comfort of the apartment.
At 7.30 p.m. I was forced outside and met Ine and Yvonne out in the road. We took a taxi downtown to the apartment of a previous BI student who now works in Shanghai. Jon H and Juliana were already there as were two other Norwegian girls who work here. The taco dinner was ready for us. We ate and enjoyed ourselves. After dinner a bottle of fine Cognac was set on the table. We enjoyed ourselves some more and talked about our experiences in China.
Some inedible Chinese sweets were tossed around for a while. They really were vile.
Finally, at 2 a.m., I found a taxi and returned to Linping. In bed around 2.30 a.m.