When I’m in China, the time seems to slip away, and before I know it…my blog needs an update. The problem with waiting so long between posts is that I tend to forget little details and events that seemed important at the time they occurred. Oh well, here goes a brief recount of recent happenings (the pictures tell a better story anyway…)
For those of you who don’t know, I badly sprained my foot in early October, and have since then been unable to play rugby, or walk properly for that matter. I’m just now starting to be able to get around, as the pain in my foot is virtually gone; still, it will be a few weeks before I’m ready to put my foot to the test against the impact that is unavoidable in rugby. I’ve been attending the games and supporting the team, especially in the social events. (see pictures from Shanghai tournament several posts below.)
Halloween and alumni weekend happened to coincide, and it made for a fun and crazy couple of days. I met some great HNC alumni, including one who went to my high school, and another who was one year ahead of me at Holy Cross; seriously small world. MENergy (my band) dressed up as characters from Journey to the West (probably the most famous Chinese folktale) and played a great rock show at the Center’s Halloween party.
As for this past weekend, and now that I can finally walk, I took a trip to Xuanwu lake, which has a beautiful park trail; it’s one of Nanjing’s major sights to see. The weather was perfect, and we made a day out of it. Hopefully that weather continues into this coming weekend; we’ll be having our first home rugby tournament on Saturday, and I’ll be leading the cheering section (while wistfully watching the uninjured play….) I can’t wait to get back out there.
Classes are going well (finally starting to get the hang of learning different subjects in Chinese). I feel like I’ve been at the Center forever, but as I mentioned before, the time is flying by. I’ll try to be better at posting pictures and keeping the blog updated.
Econ midterm tomorrow, so it’s time to study.