my mother came by in the afternoon with some leftover lunch she made (jiou-tsia huze) and to clean out my fridge of any food that might spoil during the 3 months i'll be gone. i still have weird stuff in there i don't know about from when my sister lived here last spring (expensive organic stuff way past their expiration dates). in the evening i had some hot dogs for dinner. ang tao came home late (did he have dinner already?) and we chatted more about china's one child policy and government corruption. i thought he was an only child (aren't all young chinese people only childs?) but he told me he has a sister back home. i promised i'd take him to market basket and the union square korean market this saturday morning, so he can broaden his food horizon.
tomorrow is my last normal day. i want to do everything.