1. We have been working hard for a deadline for weeks and there was something boring to be done. Rama made a comment in the office the other day like, “Yeah, that’s a pain in the ass. But don’t worry, Mingwu is gonna do it.” I was like, “Well, now it’s a pain in my ass…”
2. Most Chinese people wear more than one layer of pants in China for winter, which is totally untrue for Americans. Hao still does the same and wears one extra pair of pants for warm in USA. One day he came out of swimming pool and got dressed in the locker room, when a senior American was impressed by the extra layer of pants and made a comment to him like, “Young man, you are over protecting your balls…”
3. I am getting 30 but all my housemates are at their early 20s. I dropped by Charli’s room to say hi and found she had some friends in her room. She introduced me to them like, “Everybody, this is Barton. He is old.” People asked how old I am and Charli was like, “You know Jeremy (I am not sure about the name…) is 25 which is pretty old, but Barton is older.” I was like, “Yeah, I am older than pretty old…”
4. Rama complained to us that one of the professors didn’t respond his email. Jim told him that that professor just failed the tenure, and Rama admitted that now he understood the situation. I was like, “See, people have to fail the tenure to get forgiveness from Rama…”
I am a master of cooking fired eggs and can make both sides super tender as follows for my everyday breakfast, served with red hot, just saying.