Is it…

– employee?
-not working?

My new comrade in apartment-searching, Nina, and I spent a looooong time googling before we determined that I am not an employee or official, but rather a worker.


I feel a little bad that recent updates are only to point out the bureaucratic absurdities of this country. There’s still lots of lovely stuff going on, but just not much to, well, write home about.


Today, I was waiting for the bus when my roommate came up. I said hi. He nodded and stopped about 10 feet away from me.

We spent the next 10 minutes waiting for the same bus at the same stop, 3 yards from each other, in total silence.