14 September 2015 – I got stood up

So it was clear in the email that we were supposed to meet at his office at 5PM today. I got there 20 minutes before the appointed time. It was enough for me to grab some banh mi.

Then I went to his office and sat at the waiting area 5 minutes before the appointed time. I saw a familiar face come from the corner and get inside one of their department’s faculty rooms. Five minutes past 5 PM, I had to knock on their door and I was informed that he left ten minutes ago. She had to call this professor to clarify things and I was advised that he totally forgot. But then again, he asked me to leave the journal from one of the institutes under my university at the office. Not a big deal. He’s organizing an international conference at the end of the month so he must be so busy. I just hope that I’ll get a chance to talk to him.

On the way back home, I chanced upon these workers perched on the frame of this railway that’s being constructed. It begs the question – does development always lead to progress?

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