First day of school, extremely excited! Got up at 6 and left the house at halv past. Took me an hour to get to the school as predicted. Got into the classroom and waited. Asians keep dropping in an not a single european. Started to get a bit worried. First thing they do is hand us a test in Chinese and I don’t know a single word so I say so. They note it down and then I’m free to go. 1 hour commute for 6 minutes of school. I’ve never felt as dumb as when I get handed a test and don’t even understand the questions. Not the best start of the day so I decided to go shopping instead. Went to Pearl Market and got a mousepad. After that I went home and watched some TV until it was time to go to the embassy to meet up some people from Young Professionals Beijing. They had their kickoff at Arrow Brewery today. It was nice, met a lot of new people both from the embassy and from other parts of Beijing. It was probably the first step to feeling like I belong here. When you bike home on a thursday night with a couple of beers in your system in insane traffic you really feel like this is where you’re suppose to be. tomorrow it’s time to get up early for orientation at school. Hopefully I’ll meet some non-asians that aren’t already experts in the Chinese language.