I am counting down the days until Spain. Don't get me wrong, I love China and I am having a great time.
We found a really good sushi place at 1912, the place where all of the young people go, full of clubs and restaurants. The sushi is incredible, and compared to pipe-tobacco stuffed turtle marinated in duck blood it is the best fucking thing that has ever been in my mouth. Four of us ate an incredible amount of sushi, the waitresses were laughing at us, and had 6 big bottles of Asahi, and the bill was no more than $15 apiece. It's really amazing.
We present our project on Saturday. With the cancer scare, communication problems within our group and general orienting (pun totally intended) ourselves to China, we are a little behind. The next few night will be busy, long ones. But I'm having fun, and the work is interesting, so I refuse to stress too much about it.
I will talk to you soon. I am going to try to update as often as possible. I forgot to mention in my last post about the Suzhou Gardens that Natalie Portman was there. I didn't see her, but some of my friends did. A little celebrity sighting made me feel at home.
Here are some photos: