OK - to cheer you up just before I go - here is some good news
My friend Crys lives in Shanghai, and is currently enjoying the TMC and has been to most of the practice sessions etc. Here is what she wrote to me today:-
"..........As to Gaston, he trained with Roger today. And seems Roger really liked him, coz he talked with Gaston the most when all the players together, and they are always laughing
She is going to try and take some photos of Gaston for us
Thanks a lot Crys.
So hope that means Gaston has got over whatever "gremlins" were affecting him and is enjoying himself - sorry you had such a bad experience by the way linus