It is Tuesday, back at school. Yesterday was a typical Monday - I woke up early due to jet-lag (well, that isn’t typical…) and went to Chinese class at 9am - through the -12 degrees centigrade weather. We had a oral quiz (a speaking excersize) - I didn’t do stellar on it, but I blame the timezone change. I fell asleep in my 2:30 class - only for a bit. The exam I took for that class (CIS 301 - Intro.
I am now in Budapest, Hungary - it is ~2300. I arrived this morning (Sunday) around 1030. I will stay until next Sunday, I should arrive in Detroit around 1330. Here is a good link: clock,
CNN has more quotes from Chirac. My favorite is “These countries have been not very well behaved and rather reckless of the danger of aligning themselves too rapidly with the American position.” It seems that the other current EU nations of Britian, Spain, Italy, Denmark, and Portugal also misbehaved…
Hello again… This week sucks - in terms of school work - the week before Spring Break. I have an exam on Wednesday, and two on Thursday. For Spring Break, I am going to Hungary. I came across this article from the International Herald Tribune: News analysis: Chirac’s outburst exposes contradiction within EU. Have a read, then come back to this page to see my reactions. Go on, read it. Ok, I said it before, and I will say it again.
I bought my plane tickets from Detroit to Budapest (via Amsterdam), and Budapest to St. Petersburg yesterday (Friday). It is now official, I am going to Russia. Now, we need to work on train and accomodations - then visas. I am also debating what I should do about my return flight. Should I buy a ticket, and then if I end up staying, cancle it for a $100 fee? I think that may be the better choice because if I don’t end up staying, and I have to get a return ticket at the last minute, it will be very expensive.
Well, This is my second attempt at keeping a web-based journal. As you can see, the website is almost finished - i.e. most of the functions seem to work. Actually, for this blog, I am using blogger.com for the front-end blog entry, then I post to an xml file that resides on the server my website is on. The blog.php page then parses this xml file. Pretty neat, well, maybe not.