i sent baihong a message this morning that i was still sick so would be resting at home. that's not entirely true. sick, yes, but i still might go to chongqing. romeo has been asking me, and i feel compelled to take him there, just to teach him how to do it. and this sunday is the only day we can go, because after that i'm busy until the middle of march.
LH didn't come to work again this morning. it's one thing to occasionally be late, but he's more late than not. i know i'm sort of his friend, but i feel like i should tell someone. it's a little demoralizing. why should the rest of us even bother to come to work on time or come to work at all when he can do whatever he wants? he's basically adhering to the stereotype that IT personals are lazy and get away with murder because they're the only one who can fix the broken internet or when a printer stops working.
mr.yi made another surprise appearance at the office today, what is officially to be his last. he came by to properly say good bye to various people. he told me again that once this project was over, that i should get in touch with him about job opportunities in oman. he also asked if i was coming to dinner tonight, for a moment forgetting that i'm an employee of the chinese half of the consortium and that this dinner was exclusively korean only.
at 40 years old, i'm that guy without any friends eating by himself in the office cafeteria. days like this makes me feel like returning to cambridge on the next flight out of chongqing. after lunch i didn't want to do anything with them, i just wanted to drown everything out in my own things. i read my chinese liberation book and braced myself for the second half of the day, 5 hours of infinite boredom.
* back pains, right buttocks to tailbone, couldn't even walk, standing up was excruciating, just happened to be chatting with my parents at the time from bed