HUAIROU, Beijing Province:
Had my morning lesson, but missed my afternoon class today. Because we've now officially living in Huairou, we had to go to the Police Station and register for temporary residence.
This took way longer than they expected (mainly because the people who were supposed to be sorting it out had forgotten to bring the right documents we needed!), so we had to spend longer than should have been necessary debating about 'the influence of America on Europe' with Debatable Charlie (a teacher from Sarah's grade who got his name because a) he likes to debate, and b) it's debatable whether we like to debate with him!)
We went to Disco 9 again tonight - met up with Sophie (Xiao Ya) and Sunny (Yangxin), and also met three Westerners! Uli and Michael from Germany and Urs from Switzerland who are working at a bakery in Huairou for the next few months.