Day 12: Shopping at Shaping
We were swarmed with tuk-tuks and the scents of the Shaba market. I was overwhelmed with the varieties and colors of fresh vegetable that lay before me. Their was constant sounds of chickens screaming, cows mooing, and old woman chattering. Everything was so colorful and vibrant, you were never bored. My service learning group went out to explore on our own. We definitely saw some things that you wouldn’t usually see at the Jingfeng Lu wet market. I saw at least 3 cows being put into tuk-tuks. One section of the market was for Chinese medicine. Their you could see all sorts of intriguing things like monkey skulls, elephant skins, pig stomachs, jellyfish, and an arrangement of different fungi. Their was an abundant amount of sweets their and our group took advantage of that. Mr.T has recently brought out the walkie-talkies. All of us had fun using them during our trip to the market. I, being a certified rookie to the International Association of Walkie-Talkies Association, was allowed to communicate with them and give out code names to the others waiting to get the honourable status. In the rush of the market, we were walkie-talkying to each other by our code names, “Brown Sugar do you read. This is Goldilocks,” “Fuzzy bear, whats your 40?” We feel like old pros. Another educational day here at Microcampus!