Wed 8 Jun 2005
Ugh, well the comp at work doesn’t have an ISB hole (oh so technical of me) and my blogs are all on my MP3 so this will have to suffice until next week.
This week as been ridiculous. Let me recap:
Monday Gao (our advisor) calls me over to her house because she’s gotta tell me something. I had a sinking feeling that it was about my host family. I’ve been getting some seriously bad vibes from them these days. Anywho, I walk in and she asks what do I think could be wrong. After seeing that I had had a stressful weekend and a stressful Monday and was about to shed some ‘i’m stressed out stop asking me stupid questions’ tears so dropped the bomb. My family wanted me to move out, tomorrow. OK I asked why. Seems like a valid question to me. This is the array of answers all of us Dickinson kids got from Gao:
1. (To me) Zhao de Wei was angry that you always made him pay.
2. (To me) Your room was messy.
3. (To me) You messed things up with Shi Yan (Host mom’s nephew whom apparently I was supposed to marry)
4. (To me) You had a 40 kuai phone bill calling the States.
5. (To Pete) Her room was smelly.
6. (To Pete) She had a phone bill.
7. (To Kristina) She wracked up hundreds of kuai using the phone to call the States.
8. (To Kristina) She kept food in her room and it made it smell like food.
Get my gist? I too have no clue what happened. My response to keeping food in my room is that if they had allowed me to use the kitchen, this would not have been a problem.
So now, i’m hooked up in an appartment right next door to Gao. It was where Kim lived for a bit before she moved in with her boyfriend. There’s noone there besides on Tuesdays and Thursdays when the family comes home to eat with Kim and her boyfriend. Everyday a woman comes in to clean and wash my clothes. I’m thinking now, why didn’t they kick me out earlier?!?
I’m standing firm to the believe that I didn’t do an damn thing wrong. I used a phone card everytime I called, there’s not a single person in the world that can tell me who to marry, my room was surprisingly clean for my standards, I was extremely respective every second of every day, and I never once asked that guy to pay. For the first time this semester, I am truly very happy with my living situation.