Got the funniest news this morning from my friend in Africa, which kind of set the mood for the rest of the day. I feel really bad that I cannot write about it here, but the important thing is: it made me happy and kind of careless about all my current problems.
I had asked my friends who had class this morning in the same room as where I left the charger yesterday to look for it. And even though I got the news that it's not there, I somehow just didn't even care. I think there might be a limit to how much sh*t you can get from life in a certain period of time, and when you pass that limit, there is just nothing that can make you feel bad anymore. At around 10am I decided to head to school 3 hours before my class would start, to just run some errands, look for the charger and do something else than lying in bed. I biked all the way, enjoying the weather, the wind and life. I started with going to the International Office to ask about the charger. They were really nice and forwarded me to the lost & found room, although the guy that was supposed to sit there were on some mail errand or something as I understood. So I went to the bank to set up online banking to my account. It all went so smoothly and they were really helpful even helping me sign up to the bank app (that is in Chinese). So now I actually have a working bank account where I can see my balance and stuff. As usual, they made me sign a bunch of papers, all in Chinese without explaining what I actually sign haha. I might just have signed my death row records. Just kidding, no, it is such a professional and nice bank really. After that I went back to my school building to try my luck at the lost & found again. The door was still closed, so I kind of gave up and were headed to get lunch. Almost into the elevator I saw a guy walking past me with a bunch of keys. I figured he looked like a janitor guy, so I stalked him back to the room. And guess what, I had tracked down the right person. He didn't speak English, but I was already prepared for that fact and had my translation of "I lost my charger" on the phone. He totally got it and right away led me to my missing charger. Such a success! Then I went for lunch at my new favorite sushi place, where they really have all kinds of fancy sushi at the best price ever.
After sushi and bubble tea I went back to school for my Quantitative Research Methods class, which totally got me questioning my IQ for an hour. After class I asked friends if they got it, but yeah no, I'm not the only one who's lost at least hehe. After the mental challenge we went and challenged ourselves physically as well at the gym. And now I'm done for the day, both brain and body dead after the deadlifts. Well, it's already 19.30 now as it took me an hour to make VPN work and log into the blog portal. Somehow I didn't even lose my temper this time but just put on some music and let internet take its time. Can't believe how relaxed I am today haha, something's wrong.. or I'm just finally getting accustomed to China.