Day 10: Slip n' Slide

For some reason Cass, Nike, and I decide that biking in the rain would be a great idea. We were all packed up and ready to head out and as soon as we were on the road it started to rain. It was drizzling on and of the whole day, but it hadn't had a hard rain yet. At first we didn't want to go out because it was drizzling but what the heck. We are teenagers and we act on impulse. It was raining diagonally so no matter where we were it seemed to go into our eyes. All I could see was grey and Cass's orange safety vest. We had the best time ever. Something about rain makes it so exciting and adventurous. As we were rounding a corner, we all simultaneously fell like dominos. It was pouring rain, but all you could hear was our laughter. When we arrived back, I didn't even realize how drenched I was until I looked down at my pants and noticed they had turned a completely different shade. Wow! What a memory. We all bonded over the bike trip which was something that also made it special. I loved being outside in the fresh air and getting exercise. All of us had the time of our lives out there in the country side, even though it was raining. But strangely, I think the rain is what made it the best part. 


I can just picture the fall!


Was the fall like the time you watched me fall off my bike? I can just hear your laughter. Love the visuals and fun you find in things. So glad that you went out anyway and just tried it! Miss you so much!

Love, Mom

Fallin' in the Rain

Hey there Alex (Adventurer, Explorer, Navigator, thrill seeker... you get it). I love that you are going out of your comfort zone to experience something totally different and out of this world! Only when those who push themselves will discover break-throughs. I know you will do this during your micro-campus learning project. Enjoy the moments and the journey. Your post on the bike ride in the rain reminded me of my 'younger days' growing up on the streets in Yangon where kids played in the rain all the time. It's so refreshing isn't it?? Thanks for sharing your post so that I can reminisce about the good old days when "play" was so carefree and liberating!
I hope Maiah will check out your blog soon. She's been busy with SOLs this week. Love, Mrs. K. and the rest of the crazy Khins.

Hey Khins, thanks for yourr

Hey Khins, thanks for your comment! We were having a great time out there yesterday in the rain. That sounds so fun, playing in the rain in Yangon. I'm really learnng a lot out here in Xizhou. You guys would enjoy this. I miss Maiah! Say hello to her. Thank you! 




Hey Alex, just checking in on

Hey Alex, just checking in on you guys. It sounds like you are having a great experience out there, and from what I know of you, you will fully embrace it. The bike ride sounds great and I really liked the entry about the school kids. You will probably do something stupid when you grow up and become a teacher.... Best of luck and I will keep checking in.

Hi! :)

Heyy Alex! :) This is Emily from your volleyball team. We miss you! When you are not here it feels like we are missing part of our team. :/ But we are making progress! :P especially with Ray, April, Felicia, and Louise.
Anyway, it seems like you are having lots of fun! Microcampus seems really interesting!

Hey guys, I'm Alex! I lived in Washington D.C, US for 11 years and have lived in Shanghai for almost 3 years now. I love to travel, eat, and learn about new things! I am here at Xizhou and loving it. The highlights are the kind people, the blue skies and starry nights, delicious food, and the outdoors. So far, thumbs up! It feels like it is going by too fast