Forced myself up at 8am in order to catch Jerry in his office (his weekly office hours are only Monday 2-3pm and Friday 9-10am ). My worries proved unnecessary – Jerry did not mention about the dissertation but only hurriedly signed the form, thrusted a copy of the instructions for filling out the form into my hands and sent me away within 3 minutes Asked him about the time for handing in the dissertation topic, and was answered that it is not settled yet and that Warren is going to tell us soon Did not feel slighted though, rather delighted to have more time to ponder over the dissertation topic.
Went to Selfridges with Jessica Leung – have not shopped ever since I came back from Scotland. Got nothing though, while Jessica got herself a pair of boots in a flash Then set off to visit the two Vivienne Westwood stores – the Davies Street one sucked, but the Conduit Street was good. Got myself the new catalogue to decorate the wall of my room Had lunch at an Italian restaurant near Liberty, because there was a long queue at Sakura Thought we might go watch “Phantom of the Opera”, went to Her Majesty’s Theatre and the ticket booths dotted along Leicester Square, with no avail Planning to try again next week.
Parted with Jessica, and walked over to Covent Garden. Bought a 1-pound pencil case and a 1.5-pound face towel from Muji Had a look at Urban Outfitters, and surprisingly found my sold-out Ladysoul jacket again! And on discount! Thought for a while, and decided it would be sacrilege not to buy it, when it had once been lost to me and now returned to my sight again discounted with available size and colour And then I justified to myself that I once spent $800 something to buy a Lover’s Rock jacket; it is not that guilty at all to spend 94.99 pounds (originally 142 pounds ) on a designer label jacket now And also that I will be wearing it quite often; that I need such a jacket in my wardrobe.. etc etc But of course the only underlying reason is that I love and desire that jacket
Went back hall and tried to settle down and begin working. But instead started a conversation with Eldi – whose news I missed out quite a lot, for we have not contacted ever since the farewell dinner with her last summer Had a nice long chat – with me bringing that idea up. Learning to listen to and accept varying points of view. Looking forward to another talk about the issue when Eldi is ready for more indepth discussion After Eldi had gone to sleep, I made up a list of people whose opinion I want to consult – Bell is right, I am going to grow a lot through this
Met Steve in the kitchen, who told me he is moving out in 2 days’ time. From now on there will be no one to flirt with me anymore Wears designer brands (Evisu jeans ), gentlemanly, liberal, sociable, Steve is really a most atypical Mainland Chinese guy Hope to see you again, Steve
Read an article entitled “Shakespeare in Print, 1593-1640”, quite enlightening Flipped open the Norton Shakespeare – Oh My God, this is a Bible… over 3000 pages Do not think I can really go through all 3 editions of King Lear before Monday…