My Apartment

I’ve received a few questions about my apartment accommodations here so I thought I’d post a couple pictures of my household appliances so you can see what daily life in China is like. This is the view from my front window on the 4th floor looking out over campus. Here’s a picture of my front…

It’s Never an Adventure While You’re On It

 Getting lost seems to be a common problem for me.  I guess it’s good because it means I’m getting out and exploring.  My friend Chris tells me that I will look back on these experiences as cool adventures, but it doesn’t seem quite so cool in the moment when I can’t find my way around…

Six Degrees of Separation

So yesterday Lily showed me and Sabine where the gate to the University was.  It led out to Nanhu Street where we could catch a taxi.  I know that I’m not going to remember the Chinese name of the gate so I took a picture of it.  I thought that if the worst happened and…

Coolest day Ever!!!

I’m going to say today was the coolest day ever, and by today I mean the last 48 hours or so since I left BWI (Baltimore Washington International Airport) on Sunday.  Since then it’s been one long day of traveling and layovers, first Dallas then LA and on to a 13 hour flight across the…

Preparing to Fly Out

Monday morning Patches and I left Louisville and headed for my Parents house in West Virginia.  My car has been having mechanical issues for the last 6 months or so, and when I stopped for lunch at Dairy Queen, it died in the parking lot.  A very nice man named Joe from eastern Kentucky came…

So long, Louisville

This is my last weekend in Louisville.  My car is packed so tight I could hardly fit another toothpick in it.  The other day I got a chance to take some farewell pictures of the Louisville skyline, which is pretty awesome at night. Friday at work my team brought in some delicious snacks which I…

The Packing Challenge

Well my apartment is almost completely packed now and I’ve started to seriously work on packing my suitcases.  My baggage limit for American Airlines is two free checked bags, under 62” and 50 lbs.  I attempted to weigh my suitcases on my bathroom scale by holding them and subtracting my body weight.  One suitcase is…

Crunch Time

Well it is officially crunch time.  I’ve always been one to cram for tests, and going to China is no different. This is what my apartment looks like right now.  I’m moving out in twelve days and I think the apartment is going to get worse before it gets better.  I commandeered a stack of…