Misplaced Sunday

Today was Sunday- day of rest, right? No work, just time to relax with family and recharge for the week.

Not so. Today China went back to work. Liz had Chinese class at 8am as usual for a weekday, even though it’s still Sunday. This is all part of China’s custom to consolidate days off around a holiday, which in this case is Thursday’s National Day Holiday. By working today, everyone gets this Friday off as a trade, making a 4 day weekend. Not bad, especially since there will be even more days off for Mid-Autumn Festival, which is October 3rd. Only in China do they contrive a way to turn four days off of work into an 8-day break. But some weekend days have to go in the process.

My American sensibilities rebel against this delayed gratification! Today is Sunday- give me Sunday!

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4 Responses to “Misplaced Sunday”


  1. 1 mjfalk September 27, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Suggested reading—–Sabbath by Wayne Muller (no relation, as far as I know). Love, Mom and Dad from Green Bay—by the way, GB Packers beat the St. Louis Rams today—also, Brett Favre led the Vikings to victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Chilly wind from the north blew in this afternoon here in GB. Lots of beautiful leaves falling here.

  2. 2 Mom September 28, 2009 at 1:52 am

    I was just checking in to see if you’d had a chance to post something on your lazy Sunday. I guess you did and it wasn’t. Enjoy the fall break. Reminds me of the needless winter break schools here take.

  3. 3 Mom September 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    re comment #1: How could I forget to give you our local NFL update? The Detroit Lions also won yesterday. I think it was the first time in living history.

  4. 4 Becca October 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Here! Here! (Writes Becca from work…on a Sunday!) ;o)


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