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The title is designed to net a few more parishioners for the coming term. If you are already of our flock and were wondering about Beijing we mutually agree it went well and I just became too busy to write about it. I think I was averaging about 5 hours of sleep a night and oddly that continued when I got back for 2 or 3 nights. We didn't do half of what we planned but that is just as well, as when I got back, I had about 50 RMB in my pocket with a 1000 in the bank to last until the next pay day. The other thing is, Marilyn doesn't know I kiss and tell and once again I baulked at gossiping about someone's private life without consent. I think I've learnt something in the process of writing this, which is that I am more comfortable painting the true but not true portraits of the novel then then I am being a blogging paparazzi. It's too indiscreet, and once this semester is signed off the keyboard will fall silent.

But as you have been noble enough to speed read this and the semester is scarce born, let alone dead, I will loosen my tongue a little and say Beijing was newsworthy from a sociological, cultural and anthropological standpoint and probably a few other words ending in 'al.' Since we first started hanging around I've learnt a lot about female psychology just by being honest. Fairly honest. Honest by present standards.

So now onwards and upwards, towards a new semester. I just got the new timetable from Suzy and it's pretty good. On the one hand my teaching hours have been increased from 8 to 12, on the other it's all squeezed down from 3 days to 2. I must admit, I've never had it so good work-schedule wise. Thursday is a busy day because I have a full day plus English corner, but then I have 5 days of idleness.

Except I won't be idle at all, really. I'm still making a film, I've resumed work on my novel, I want to plan the lessons well. Then there is all the drama that is going to be poured between the cracks. Surely your life will be slightly diminished if you plan to miss it.


Posted by safemouse 21:29 Archived in China

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