Day 21: Salty Baba Without Pork?

Today is December 8. Today during the daily meeting, we were informed that we were had the same schedule as everyone else for WIPPIS time. For wellness, me and my partners went out to do social wellness, because we already got 3 times of TZ. During our wellness, I helped my partners find some people for their service learning project. After connecting with tons of people we found one man that works at a Baba shop. One of my partners started to ask him some questions, and after they were done talking we bought Baba because we did not want to be rude. We asked him if he sold Muslim Baba, but not the sweet one, the salty one. He said yes! We got the Baba and I took a slice of the warm sizzling Baba. I took one bite and it tasted amazing. The salty bread touched my lips and they curled up from the great taste. The fresh spring onions lay against my taste buds and I let them linger there. The great green peppers left a great taste in my mouth. I was down to the last piece and my mouth was watering from the great aroma the Baba had. I slowly chewed on that last piece, but in the end, that piece had to go (in my stomach). The last crumb of Baba was in my hand. I dropped it into my mouth... and I swallowed. The Baba had a great aftertaste and as I am typing this I can still taste the beloved Baba in my mouth. 


My name is Saleem E. I am 13 years old and my favorite sport is soccer. I am back in Shanghai, but I am missing beautiful Xizhou. My inquiry project was woodcarving, but I changed it to Myths/Stories/Legends in Xizhou. Xizhou was a great experience and not only did it teach me many valuable lessons that I will take with me through my journey of life, but it also taught our group valuable lessons. I would like to thank Mr. Tafel and Ms. Mai for their support and patience during this trip. Microcampus has opened up my eyes, and after going to Xizhou I view our world in a totally different way. Thank you Xizhou.