Day 23: Inquiry, Due Dates, Service Learning, Due Dates

Today's time dedication was all going towards working on our final projects and working with our groups to finish up our service learning. I think that we've gotten quite a lot of work done, and we'll be departing again tomorrow for final questions and photos to take.With all the due dates coming up, I know that I will need to stay organized and on topic with a specific list of things I need to do during that time. Tomorrow will be normal schedules again, and it'll be up to us to finish things. Teamwork is vital to the Service Learning project, and we need to organize our time according to our SL partner's needs.

Besides due dates, due dates, and more due dates, something exciting happened. We were treated by Ms. Mai to vietnamese spring roll. Anticipation built up as we stared that the steaming rolls. Within moments, they were all gone. Thank you, Ms. Mai, for a delicious meal. We'll be back in Shanghai soon...

Hey, my name is Katherine. I was born in Michigan, USA, moved to Shanghai for around two years, and currently reside back in Michigan. I'm 13 years old, and I no longer attend SAS Pudong. My friends and I enjoy drawing, and just joking around. Hobbies and interest of mine include drawing and preparing for my future (haha). A goal of mine was to stabilize my drawing style based on learning and reflecting in Yunnan. Xizhou was such a beautiful place and rich with culture and colors. The people who lived there were genuinely interested to meet us, and often happily asked us for lunch or dinner with them. It's one thing to visit a place as a tourist, but it's completely different when you live in the area for a month and try to reach out towards everyone in the local community. The time I've spent in Xizhou not only helped me to think and know outside of the Shanghai bubble, but also exposed me to the wonders of nature. The three day hike was spent close to nature, and every night was a spectacular night show of stars never seen in Shanghai. The 28 days have ended much too quickly, and the experiences have changed the way I know and perceive life.