Monthly Archives: August 2013

Diary 2013/08/24 Moving in, heading out

What a week. We did make it out to Kuan Zhai Alleys on Tuesday night, where we mostly just ate dinner and were unsuccessful in finding an affordable bar. The area itself is absolutely lovely. Constructed of newly built traditional … Continue reading

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Diary 2013/08/19 A pun-derful evening

Today, five of us “foreign” UKEC employees were united in Chengdu. This is apparently the largest number yet (previously top was four), so the GM took us all out for dinner to celebrate. I’d had my last penicillin IV that … Continue reading

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Diary 2013/08/18 A day out

The medicine was making me feel a lot better today, so I decided I would take Matt up on his offer to come out and go slack-lining with him and some of his friends. I had been trying to catch … Continue reading

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Diary 2013/08/17 Dial the white blood cell count up to 11! (x 10^9/L)

2013-08-14 Wednesday afternoon I’m currently stuck in the hospital on an IV drip. The tonsillitis that I came down with a month ago in Manchester and never ended up seeing a doctor for flared up with a vengeance. I felt … Continue reading

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Diary 2013/08/10 Shopping with the girls

Today was a day out in Chengdu, shopping with Little Annie (Ziling) and Mrs. Huang. I overslept and was woken by the front desk calling at 9am. Obviously they hadn’t seen me leave the hotel at my usual hour of … Continue reading

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Diary 2013/08/09 – TGIF

Oh my goodness what a full day! Who knew that Fridays in the office could be so exciting? It made the slog of Mon-Thurs worth it. First, in my efforts to create an interesting private lesson for Angela (which totally … Continue reading

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Diary 2013/08/08 – Home-cooked

Can’t believe that it’s Thursday already! This week has gone by so fast. Well, sort of. Hours in the office do tend to drag on… On Monday one of my British colleagues arrived, back from his business trip to Xiamen … Continue reading

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