May Holiday

I’m in the middle of my “Labor Day” week of vacation, and enjoying it immensely. I am no longer sick, and have managed not to pick up any more pets. I’m working on my site and working on my book (that will be published some day!).

And now Carl and Jamie are visiting from ZUCC.

The only damper is that I have to work this weekend, and then all next week. Why? It’s the Chinese way. They still don’t get the whole “vacation” idea. (Refer to my explanation from last year.)


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Tell the Doom I said hey and get back here. The motorcyle cabbies are going hungry!

  2. The more often you use the word “they” as in “They still don’t…” the slower your assimilation. It could easliy have been “Managers still don’t…”

  3. Greg Pasden Says: May 8, 2004 at 2:30 pm

    Felice Cinco De Mayo!

    Today is one of my favorite Mexican celebrated holidays (because of the food and margaritas). Unfortunately, i haven’t been home for one in a few years due to work.

    Cest la vie
    I guess i shouldn’t use that French cliche’ because Cinco De Mayo is celebrating the Mexicans abilitiy to repel the French invaders on this date.


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