Sunday, July 22, 2007


The long awaited event has begun. The twelve guest professors have arrived from North China University of Technology. Their flight into the Knoxville Airport was delayed by four hours. They finally arrived at 2:00 AM Thursday morning. From there, we drove two hours to Johnson City. The welcome party was exhausted, and unlike our guests, we hadn't been travelling for nearly 48 hours.

One guest mentioned being given ice water on the plane. He wondered aloud why anyone would deliberately chill their water. (In China, drinking water is heated)

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