And a family wearing saris in Singapore, where I renewed my Chinese visa and finally got to see Batman. Twice during my three month stay in Beijing, I went to work on a Friday, came home, ate dinner, packed my bag, took a cab to the airport, flew six hours to Singapore, slept for three hours in the airport, explored the city during the day, then went back to the airport for a midnight flight to Beijing to be back in my hotel by 6am Sunday and at work Monday morning. SO worth it! Singapore is my new favorite place ever! Plus, Batman, ohmygoodness. I nearly died when I saw the huge poster and realized it was playing.
And a bad picture- watching the Olympic opening ceremonies from a public park near my hotel. I went with a Hollander who also stayed in my hotel, and her two young Chinese friends. Very cool! Groups from about 20 countries were represented in this crowd, and the Bird's Nest was about fifteen miles to the upper right of this photo.
Anyway! Surviving the new job- actually it's fantastic, I'm having a great time. The people are wonderful. My unofficial mentors are hilarious and we watch all the same shows, which is odd since... well, you've read this journal. I'm not exactly tuning in to the usual PBS fare. I shared Robot Chicken's "The Star Trek Opera" and it went over well, so that should give you an idea of what it's like there. :D Awesome.
More later! Getting up at six really wipes me out, hence the lack of posts. I'm still keeping up on my flist though.
In lieu of a real post (for now!), I give you... childrens!