I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted anything. I actually have a massive backlog of things to post. Things are just getting busier and busier. A trip to western Sichuan, music in the park, the dogs of Chengdu, the bank account chronicles … they’re all coming, but here’s a quick post to keep things moving till I can get the rest ready. Continue reading
The third of the original set of packages sent to us from the U.S. has finally arrived. To be more precise it’s been sitting in a postal sorting facility for two and a half weeks while we tried to find someone who could think of a way to find it for us. The peculiar thing is that the address on it was perfectly clear. The only thing missing was–once again–a phone number. I truly don’t understand why the post office here can’t just deliver a notice to our mailbox. I know they used to do that, but they appear to have gone paperless (a strange but progressive way to run a post office). It seems that it was separated from its brethren after a postal worker accidentally burst open one of its edges while using it as a soccer ball. They probably didn’t realize it was mostly full of books, and books make terrible soccer balls. Thankfully, it appears that nothing fell out–how I don’t know–but I’m not going to complain.
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I am both happy and proud that one of the first things I accomplished on moving back to Chengdu was buying a bicycle. Continue reading