Day 24: Rain

Today was the first day raining since we arrived. We woke up to the sound of drizzling water in the courtyard, and instantly felt the need to wear extra layers. Bundled up, we were half-way through the first pitching-in time when the day cleared. It was weird-- a bright and sunny day, but the constant pitter-patter of rain hitting the stone floors. Of course, this meant the perfect situation for a rainbow, something rarely seen in Shanghai if at all. As expected, we recieved a call from Mr. T calling us to the terrace. Encouraged by the thought of seeing a double rainbow, we leapt off the couch, slipped on our bound-to-get-wet shoes, and ran off while pulling a water-proof jacket on. When we arrived, the rainbow was difficult to see. However, for even the most fleeting moment, it was just barely visible. A patch of rainbow-y colors near the rooftops, and a large arc that disappeared into the clouds. With hopes (slightly) fulfilled, we trudged back to the work rooms. It's expected to be raining for the rest of the week (and last few days at Microcampus). Hopefully this isn't true, and the weather station is off by a couple days. Ending off on a nice day would be preferrable.

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.