Brendan stepped gingerly past Echo's sleeping body. "Sorry about the time," he glanced at his watch. It was three in the afternoon, and our recording session had been scheduled to start at noon. "I had to go to the bank to pay my power bill and take out enough cash to cover the apartment management fee," he admitted sheepishly. There was not much else to be said. Such is life with the Bank of China.Incidentally, while this is somewhat offtopic, you more advanced speakers who forced Brendan to jump on his sword in our comment section earlier this week will be pleased to hear we recorded some more good intermediate and advanced dialogues earlier this week. So if you're ahead of the Elementary level and spinning your wheels looking for more intermediate and advanced lessons, be sure to check back early next week when they're scheduled for release.