Day 19: Much to DUE

Today is December 6. After lunch, for our inquiry project time, we were introduced to Phase 4 and we were given 2 hours to complete it. After these two hours were up, our Phase 4 was due. Once I was finished, I started with my pitching in time. For my pitching in I started off with cleaning my room. When I was done with that, I started to work on my journal and touch up some other work that I wanted to complete. Once my pitching in hour was done, my group and I headed out for wellness. Since yesterday's hacky sack activity worked out really well, we decided to play with the hacky sack and incorporate the same exercises that we did yesterday. Once our WIPPIS time was over, we got together for our 5:45 meeting, then we headed out for dinner. When our group was finished with our meal, we went over to a Xizhou Baba shop that sold a special flavor of Baba that the other shops do not sell. This baba was similar to the other sweet baba, but it was filled with honey, and the dough was much softer than the ones we usually get. The dough that we usually get is white, but this dough was a sort of dark brown color. Today was another great experience in getting out of my comfort zone, and I know the next couple days are going to be great too.


My name is Saleem E. I am 13 years old and my favorite sport is soccer. I am currently in Xizhou and the weather is very good. My inquiry project is woodcarving, legends/stories and myths, and religious studies. We have already learned so much during our trip. I am very happy to learn so much about the culture in Xizhou.