Day 25: Clear Skies and Clear Deadlines

Today the rain cleared up, much to our surprise, and the sky was blue once more. It was a miracle, but I suppose it was slightly predictable because winter is the driest season. Todat was spent mostly on our inquiry topic. With everything due that afternoon, everyone was rushing to get things done. Because so many people were uploading at the same time, the microcampus websites became unstable, and resulted in most people not being able to upload. It was such a hectic day today, and it resulted in many of us who need to upload tomorrow. Tomorrow is also the day for Service Learning. I'm currently writing a biography for our partner, who's name is Yang Bing Xiong, the uncle of Mr. Yang the antique dealer. Hopefully he'll come with us to watch the film we made tomorrow :)

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.