if my Chinese teacher realizes that she's now given me four books to read in the next month. Plus two pieces of 散文 per week. I know she's trying to cram as much in to the next two months for my sake, but I think my hair's going to turn white by the end of this.
Chinese, truly you are a harsh mistress. Also, I'll confess, I've started drinking that horrible powdered coffee that you add hot water too in order to save money for my teacher's fees and for my trip. Truly, the harshest of mistresses.