1.1 I came back to Michigan and spent the past week getting ready for a conference of next week. Yesterday Rama (my professor) came to the office and reminded us of uploading the slides to the conference server and spent minutes telling a story of his previous student who didn’t follow his suggestions and therefore had really bad experience before. After he finished his story, I kidded him like, “All right Rama. We knew everything you said is correct. I think we’ve got your point…”
1.2 Last year, Rama was on sabbatical and we are supposed to email him whenever we thought it was necessary. I emailed him and proposed to meet him for updates and questions regularly, while others for some reasons did less frequently. So one day Rama said to me, “I thought my sabbatical won’t influence you guys’ research progress, but looks I was wrong. Mingwu, I think you are the only one who doesn’t suffer from my sabbatical.” I was like, “Err.., I think I am the only one who suffered from your sabbatical…”
2.1 I do the bible study with Jim during lunch every two weeks. After I came back to Michigan, I met Jim and his wife Karen for lunch on Thursday. Two Chinese girls were also there, while Jim and Karen tried to introduce them to me by pronouncing their Chinese name. I can’t understand their pronunciation and therefore made a comment like, “Well, I can’t see any improvement on your Chinese. What on earth did you guys do for the summer?!”
2.2 Actually Jim had a heart attack one month ago and I asked Karen, “Karen, how did Jim’s heart attack happen? Did you work him too hard?”
3. Charli and Courtney were mixing the paint in the restroom. I was curious about what they were doing and talked to them a little bit at the door. After a min Charli would like to pee and asked if Courtney and I could leave so that she could close the door. I was like, “Are you sure you need to close the door to pee?”
I finished my internship last Friday. Just wanna mark it.