Tonight was the night Steven Curtis Chapman was supposed to grace our Chinese city with a concert. Yep, I said supposed to: it didn’t work out. While the other cities were still able to arrange a concert, our city’s western location has created some tension. So although a local university was originally willing to let us use their 1,700 seat auditorium for the concert as a way to support the arts for their students, they decided to cancel with very little time for the concert organizers to reschedule. We weren’t the only casualty: another sporting event at the university sure to draw a large crowd was also canceled. I thought about putting on a concert myself; after all, Steven replaced me for a special music while I was at Cedarville. I could just repay the favor, right? 🙂 Alas, it was not to be.
We are coming to the end. We had our last company meeting last night; tears were shed. While I write this people are rummaging through our stuff, looking for their own buried treasure in our used stuff. Tonight I had a dinner meeting with old and new student government officers that was also attended by a different advisor to take the reins next year.
We are heading towards a new beginning. This week our school booked our international flight to the States, so we arrive at Binghamton Regional Airport on Thursday, June 12th at 11.25pm. Or later. I received my financial aid letter from Dallas Seminary this morning; it was a help and relief for my fall tuition bill. I met a couple today who run a coffee house with two locations I am aware of: one in Chengdu, and one north of Dallas, TX. These and more are making the transition more real, feasible, and smooth.
In other news, I had chocolate milk with my lunch today. It was good. I highly encourage drinking chocolate milk every once in a while.