Do the Pomona people remember how Yu Hua came to talk one time during the 2003/2004 academic year? He said something I've never forgotten. It was about getting a job at the cultural bureau. Here is a paraphrase:
"On my first day, I made a point of coming in an hour late, but I was surprised to find I was the first one to arrive. That's when I knew that this was the job for me."