A week to go! I've been feeling myself slowly detaching from my life here, but it seemed a big step indeed this evening when I returned the bicycle which has been my companion (and sometimes teacher) since September. I've loved getting to know the area around Fudan on it,learning how to maneuver the always unpredictable traffic at intersec- tions (and every point of every street is a potential intersection, with people shooting out of alleys, taxis U-turning, etc.), startling people with my yellow 雨皮 yupi bicycle rain poncho... Adieu, trusty steed!