to mind one of my concerns of being so far away from home during
We had tea from China, Korean cake with a French name, and I cooked
Cinese food for dinner.
Nothing replaces those who earn our heart and trust over the years, or
our precious and dear family, and yet - still, as relative strangers,
we can come together for each other - supportive and aware. When we
are far from home we recreate our world.
I feel very fortunate to have such a warm and kind roommate here in
Beijing. I am not accustomed to sharing my living space with others
and, in fact, I cherish both my private time and personal space.
Those that know me well might have bets out on how long I will last in
the dorms...well, we shall see, but thus far it is a wonderful
learning experience in so many ways.
My roommate showed me how to properly hand-wash clothes, my Indonesian
hall-mates taught me how to work the stove in the kitchen, a floormate
from Sudan shared food from his country and study survival skills, a
local Chinese police-official set me up with a language partner, and
the list continues...