I could make some metaphor about how, the same week I decided I was getting really culture shocked in China my toilet clogged up. The same day I decided I was feeling better about China, I managed to unclog my toilet. (And I tell you, I almost cried when it started working again....)
But really, who wants to read a metaphor like that?
Anyway, I'm off to Nanjing in my desperate search for both cheese and reading material. Take care!