Day 19: Messing Around

Although most of my day was pretty uneventful, because I spent most of it just working on finishing up my Phase 3, I still had a lot of fun making the daily video shout out with Katie, Aakshi, and Colton and then hanging out on the terrace trading jokes with everyone. I was up for video shout out duties today, and Colton and I were entertained by Aakshi and Katie's "amazing" performance. After they finished their mash-up song, Colton and I added in our own little bit of musical flavor, and then we all just hung out on the terrace. It was nice to just chill out with friends at the end of the day and have some good laughs, especially at Aakshi's gut-busters (her jokes are so bad they're actually funny). I had a lot of fun showing off some of the different stereotypical accents I've learned over the years from my big bro Ale. I'm proud to say that you've taught me well Ale, because everyone said I was the best at doing funny accents. I finished off our joke session with my best joke, something else I've learned from my brother, and that one had everyone laughing their heads off. I had a great time today, and I'm glad to be part of such a great group of 8th graders.


Lucas just wanted to say i am

Lucas just wanted to say i am glad you are coming home on Friday. We have missed you for sure. The Pumarejo Five is not the same without all five members together. And now Papa is in Singapore this week so it is just Ale, Diego and me. So strange...but I am so happy you are getting so much out of this experience as I knew you would. It is life altering and I know you can appreciate it for what it is worth. Really is fascinating all your inquiries into Islam and the Muslim culture you are studying in that area. I love love love all the video shout a true sense of how you guys interact and what life is like there for all of you. Friday will be a day of mixed emotions I am sure...Enjoy this last half of the week, soak it all in, especially the clean air! Let me see you in at least ONE more video shout out...Try skyping tomorrow if you can! XOXO Mama

I'm 15 years old and I am really happy that I went to Xizhou. I was born in Mexico, and have lived in three other countries since then, including Shanghai. I chose to study the diverse religions here and I hoped to gain new understanding on my own faith, and what makes spirituality such an important part of people's lives. I looked forward to fumbling my way through conversations in Chinese and learning as much as I can over the weeks I was at Microcampus.