is it even right to put up the countdown clock when i still have over 2 weeks to go before my departure? i just wish some of my clients can understand that fact though. things with client P are going great, i went to a meeting early this morning with adam smith to go over the interactives in case we needed to make any code tweaks after i'm gone. we're pretty much done, i just need to wrap up the machine, burn a source cd, and send them an invoice. things with client N however is a different story: they're really slow on the ball, feeding me bits and pieces of unfinalized graphics, i still haven't received the instructions yet, and the assistant project manager called me today to ask a bunch of questions on a project i wasn't even assigned. with just two weeks to go and travel preparations to make, i sort of don't have time to squeeze a month's worth of work down to just 2 weeks. besides, since these are my last remaining days of new england summer for this season, i sort of also want to be out naturing as much as possible during my free time. the problem is i need to do this last project to make some money so when i come back from china i can still pay the bills. however, based on the current trajectory, by the time they're ready to tell me what to do, i'm not going to be here anymore. the next 16 days will be a little tense to say the least.
ang tao (my housemate) came home this evening and was doing something in the kitchen. he was so quiet i didn't even realize what he was up to, but then he came into the living to ask if i've had dinner yet; turns out he made a meatball soup! it was actually pretty good, i was surprised because i was under the impression he didn't cook. rest of the evening i read a little bit of this shanghai book i have in my library.