I don’t have time for a long update tonight. I just wanted to let everyone know that I finally got my computer back from the repair shop again (yep, I had to take it back a second time), and I’ve started uploading pictures. I’ve updated an old post with some photos where there were previously placeholders, and I’ve added a few small galleries to the Photos page. In my next post I’ll be writing about my trip to the “North Sea”, which is a small lake just north of the Forbidden City (yeah, Chinese people call lakes “seas”). So check back soon!

Update: It turns out I was incorrect in my understanding that Chinese call lakes “seas”; “North Sea” is simply the name of a particular lake. Thanks to Zhixiang for letting me know!