14 June 1953, Sunday
We still haven't started working today, and I don't think
we can begin our task tomorrow. Around, there is not much
else to do, so I wrote three letters, one to mum and dad,
one to aunt and uncle-in-law and another to Caijuan. The
letter to Caijuan is especially a long one. When Guozhen
took our letters to get posted in the afternoon, I made
a big blunder: I inserted a blank sheet into the envelope
addressed to mum and dad while left the letter in my diary.
The girls nearly laughed their head off when they learned
what I did. I am quite worried - I don't know what mum may
think when she sees not letter but a blank sheet in the
envelope. Although I'll send the letter tomorrow, but still
it would be one day later to arrive than the fake one.
The food here is very cheap, and I spend
less than 4,000 yuans a day. We have 7,500 yuans special
allowance per day for this assignment, plus some wages, I
think I may have a lot of money left.
June 1953 | 15