It's hard to believe that it's already May, which means that I've already been here for 7 months.
It's also been 4 months since I last updated. My apologies to my readers, several of whom have pleaded and/or berated me for new posts.
Between my laziness and my busyness, it's been hard to carve out a chunk of time to update my blog, though it really shouldn't be that hard. But this is a long holiday weekend, a combined observance of May Day (May 1), Buddha's Birthday (May 2) and Children's Day (May 5). So instead of preparing my lecture for tonight, I have some time to catch up on my blog.
Just a note about chronology. I'll be posting flashbacks (ala LOST!), meaning that everything from Jan. to this entry are recollections of the past.