Day 22: The Burned

Today, in a moment of weakness and sheer boredom, I agreed to follow Dannes and Lauren to an burned down, abandoned house near the Linden Centre.


I enjoyed traipsing carefully through the overgrowth of weeds and plants mingled with the broken carpet of sticks that blanketed the ground. We observed many things within the house and each dreamed up ideas of how the house burned and what it looked like before.

Dannes wanted to take pictures in the charred ruin but I protested that we shouldn't make a tourist attraction of something that most likely caused an entire family a great deal of pain.

I altogether appreciated the experience and wished to share it, unfortunately I ignored the deep need within me to take pictures and instead focused onĀ looking.

Sort of.

My name is Ryane and I am a fourteen year old student in SAS Puxi. My interest in Microcampus stemmed from a desire to participate in something outside of my sheltered metropolitan lifestyle where everything is done for me and I am painfully inexperienced. I have lived in Shanghai for eight years now but was born in Taipei, Taiwan to an English speaking family of six cousins and numerous relatives. I have left Xizhou and missing it most painfully, however, I am happy and excited for all future Microcampers and the amazing experience they will experience. Be good to T and Ms. Mai!