Stick’s new visa fell through at the last possible second. It was a dramatic disaster, but the short version is that apparently the school wasn’t quite as professional and aboveboard as we’d thought. His current visa expires tomorrow, so he is flying home tomorrow night.
I did my year in Yantai alone, and I really don’t want to live apart from Stick again. I’ll also be going home in a few weeks, when I finish my commitments here.
I’m heartbroken to leave China but I don’t want to be where Stick isn’t.