It was more like a casual walk onto the plane, which had a dire lack of entertainment. But I occupied myself with reading, sleeping and balancing my accounts for the year 2007. All that I could conclude was a lot a money was spent at McDonalds.
I was privileged to have my flatmate organise a birthday party for me at Starbucks upon my return (a lot of money was also spent there in 2007). Despite the horrific jet-lag, it was much better than my actual birthday spent in hospital.
The jet lag remains but now I am back to the teaching routine. My Chinese is really rusty and my teacher is going to be disappointed when she finds out I have done no work in the past month.