Month: November 2019

An expired Visa in China

When I had arrived in China, I did all the registrations except the Resident Permit application. Somewhere in my mind, I was sure that I had 90 days after entering china to register for a permit. Looking at the limited money that I had when I arrived in China on 29th September 2019, and the next day to get my stipend being 31st October 2019, I had to manage my resources very carefully. And thinking that I had 90 days, somehow I felt safe. I had to focus on the pressing matters with the little mo [...]

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The Psychological Cost of Education

I was working in the open space. Chasing one deadline that was giving me a tough time. I was directly facing the steps. From afar, one would think that I was checking out all the folks who were passing through the stairs. Funny enough I was too zoned in into my work. Some minutes after, one of my classmates comes by. I have known her the entire semester, and I could tell that something was just not right. She neither waited to be invited to take her seat nor did she ask me if I was free to liste [...]

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