Let’s wrap this up

Woke at 9 a.m. Couldn’t believe it. No
matter what I do, I cannot for the life of me sleep past 9 a.m. I was hoping to
rest up today, but no such luck. Got up and did what I do every morning.

Felt tired from the moment I set foot
outside my bed. Reluctantly I had breakfast and hoped to wake myself up with a
long shower. After handing in the thesis, I have lost all interest in staying
here. Particularly as I am only here to give a presentation that students in
Norway are not required to do. Only six more days now…

Spent the early part of the day, generally
feeling sorry for myself and annoyed that I had to prepare for the presentation
on Wednesday. Had a little read-through of my own before going out for lunch.
Had hoped to get some food before meeting the girls, but all I could find was
some fruit. I am sick of the limited options provided to me by the three or
four Chinese restaurants in the compound. Everything is so fatty and
foul-smelling. Often the taste is nothing to write home about either. I yearn
for cooked, as opposed to all the fried, food and some fresh fish. I met the
girls at Starbucks, but this weekend is an official holiday in China and the
place was packed. It is some sort of Dragonboat festival thingy.

Instead, we sat down in my apartment and
started working on the presentation. I had already made some slides, but more
was needed. Sat around for a few hours doing that, before breaking up and going
our separate ways to practice.

Spent a quiet evening in the apartment.
Watched a movie. Looked over the presentation. Sent a few emails. Before you
know it, it was time for bed.

Asleep by 11 p.m. and ready for the final
week in China.