Monday, September 28, 2009
Good Food, Fast Food
I almost felt guilty about how much I enjoyed the food, but I talked to Mal, who had her share of pizza in Wuhan, and I realized it's a silly thing to feel guilty about (as most things are). There's nothing wrong with some quality comfort food once in a while, especially since I'll be here for a year and the options for that type of food here are limited: mostly McDonalds and KFC. Chinese people seem to love KFC. And the Chinese students love McDonalds, because it's the only place that's open 24 hours for them to study. I may have already mentioned this, but not only do their dormitories lock at 11:00 pm, but their power is shut off. I'd say that's pretty unimaginable for most American college kids: University of Michigan undergrads had the option of hanging out in their co-ed dorms, partying all night, or going to the library, which closed at 5 a.m. and re-opened at 8 a.m.
Speaking of studying and the library, I should go study some more Chinese and prepare for class tomorrow. Or I may watch the 1976 classic thriller The Omen which just finished downloading on my computer. Let's see which wins out!