well, i'm off to chongqing for 2 months. i will be temporarily out of communique until tuesday morning, tuesday night beijing time. i will of course be updating my blog as regularly as possible during my 2 months stint in china. it's been a year and half since i've been in chongqing. i'm excited but also nervous, as is often the case whenever i take a trip, big or small. see you when i get to china!