Day 17: More Jia Ma and Connecting with Locals
Today began the first day of our third week. We started off our day early, waking up at 6:30 to do our laundry. I am not exactly a morning person, so it took me a pretty long time wake up. Today was a rainy day (similar to the weather in Shanghai) and it was freezing. I could not wear my sweatpants because they were in the wash, and I did not want to put on jeans, so I decided to go out in my fashionable P.E shorts. It was really cold, and I was groggy from sleep. I eventually warmed up and went off to breakfast. I ate a ton of pancakes with maple syrup, along with some er si. In the afternoon, I went with my service learning group to see if we can find Mr. Yang, from yesterday. Unfortunately, he was not at his usual spot so we headed on down to SifangJie to see if we could meet some new people. Along the way, we met this really nice lady (we did not catch her name). After that, Mr. T and I went to Mr. Du's house, because he had quite a collection of jia ma. Overall, today was a really cool day!