Monday, June 9, 2008
For a while I was thinking that ‘sure, I can live in Suzhou and work in Shanghai. Simply take the train in the morning. It’s not that annoying and kinda fast. I can do it.’
However, in order to be at work in Shanghai at 9.30 I have to:
1. Get up at 5 am
2. Be out of the house around 6.30
3. Grab a taxi to the train station.
4. Jump on the 7.30 train to Shanghai (I always give myself one hour of taxi time coz u never know if you get a car or if there is a jam or something like that).
5. Take the over crowded metro in Shanghai. Change lines. Sweat. Swear. Push.
Yeah, there are not even any well-timed trains, so I end up being at work soon after 9am. Unless there is a jam in the metro or the train is delayed or something like that (things u always have to take into account over here).
Uh, I take it back. I could never do this every day. Two weeks is more than enough. Just the thought of that I have to do all this again tonight but the other way around makes me…. tired.