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The Power of 关系

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

So I just got off the phone with the TA from my Theory of Investment class. I still don’t know my grade but it is conceivable that it will be my worst one, ie less than 84%. In fact if I was a gambling man I’d take that bet. One of the Chinese people I went out of my way to help was her husband. He had a really important interview with the British Embassy concerning a job and a scholarship to study abroad in England. The final interview was in English and I conducted some mock interviews and gave him some other tips…

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Once again, I was the only white person there

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Tonight I went to some sort of festival at the Tsinghua auditorium. Originally I thought it was a school wide festival, but in hindsight that seems blatantly wrong, I now believe it was a School of Economics and Management wide festival. It might have even been only the senior class but I’m not sure. It never was explained to me too well. Of course it was all in Chinese, so the fact that I got anything at all out of it was testament to my powers of empathy…

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Another tiring day in Beijing

Friday, November 18th, 2005

I seem to spend all my time in front of my PowerBook and not all of it is spent productively. I’ve mostly caught up on my emails, but there is a never ending stream of them…

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Multi-Media Entertainment China 2005

Friday, November 4th, 2005

So I just coughed up the RMB for a full conference pass to this event. Through my 关系 I was able to get a discount. It also appears I’ve been tasked with promoting the event at Tsinghua…

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