I guess technically it is September 1, as we have just crossed the international date line, but my body says its 6:30 pm on the 31st. Had a restful sleep on the plane from Vancouver. I lucked-out and grabbed 3 middle seats, so I was able to stretch out, and sleep. See there are benefits to being short :) Meet a few of my fellow travellers while on the plane. It is amazing how many are involved in teaching English. There is an American lady who goes over twice a year to teach in Wuhan; a Canadian couple in their 50s who have accepted a position teaching English in Wuhan; a man from Edmonton who lives 1/2 time in Shanghai. He owns an ESL Training Centre in China. Maybe the Universe is trying to tell me something.