September 9th, 2008

Such wet weather. Good. Rain is good.

Wow, back into a full schedule and it hurts. Literally. My legs are aching from walking up and down so many stairs. Some bright spark decided to put most of my classes on the top floor of Building 1, two on the top floor of the IT building, and the remaining one class on the third floor of Building 1. And yesterday was four straight writing classes, three on the top floor of Building 1 and the last on the top floor of the IT building.

Met the first of my first year classes this morning, and I’m as impressed as I can be having met only one class only once. A good start, in other words.

And the advantage of my timetable is that, although Monday is pretty exhausting, by Tuesday lunch time half my classes, including half my writing classes are out of the way, leaving a relatively relaxed week.

And the advantage of Mid-Autumn Festival this year is that we get next Monday off, meaning I get the maximum possible advantage out of this holiday. Sweet.

2 Responses to “rain”

  1. Josh Says:

    Doesn’t sound like a bad schedule…my Mondays are pretty similar to yours it seems, which makes this three day weekend that much nicer.

    Quick question…for October holiday, will you be getting off the weekend before (27th & 28th) or do you have to work the weekdn through to the 1st? I’m having a debate with a friend whether the whole “work the weekend before” thing is China-wide or just in our area.

  2. wangbo Says:

    Hey, Josh, don’t worry, the work the weekend thing is definitely China-wide. I’ve done it in Changsha, Taiyuan, Tianjin and Beijing. And it’s not just schools, either, most work units do the same.

    Can’t enlighten you about which weekend you’ll be working, though. What I’ve seen in the Beijing newspapers suggests our holiday will run from the 29th to the 5th, but that won’t necessarily be the same outside of Beijing and I’m waiting for the official proclamation before I make any solid plans.