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Sean’s stepmom showed me how to boil water (I’m so embarrassed) and now I have an unlimited supply of hot water, optionally for tea.� This is wonderful.� I’ve even gotten some studying done. We’ve now secured an apartment–well, secured, at least in some sense. The rent is already high and we’ve sort-of been warned that […]

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Posted October 9th, 2009 - 3:30 pm by maria
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Lactose and GMAT study (in which our heroine perseveres through unnecessary difficulties)

Don’t expect this post to be thrilling, dear reader. In fact, if you have an expectations of an interesting read, please dispose of them now, before continuing any further down this landmarkless road of an entry. *Thank you.* Now… I am mildly lactose intolerant. However, last night at the grocery store I felt the need […]

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Posted September 9th, 2009 - 5:38 pm by maria
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Making it happen

Finishing up in the States is leaving me with a clean and ready feeling about moving on to China. It’s been lovely to see folks, and very nice to travel. Still, I feel very temporary and kind of displaced. Bouncing around the country makes China smell like stability. (Way to set yourself up for contrast, […]

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Posted August 19th, 2009 - 7:40 pm by maria
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