Day 26: Sharing My Service Learning Video

Today we shared our service learning video with our guests and the other group mates, the Linden family was there too. At first I was very nervous because there were so many people in the room, and Mr. Linden was watching, so if there was a mistake, it would be a disaster. Besides, I was not one hundred percent sure that our video was ready to be presented. I was also wondering weather if people would enjoy our video or not, what if they did not like it? What if there was a mistake?

When our video started, everyone was engaged; they were all looked at the screen, I just sat on the bench near the screen with the rest of my team. I was glad to see nobody making a face, because that means there was a mistake. When the video came to the part where our service learning partner talked about the changes to China after Reform and Opening, everyone laughed, and they became more engaged, which was what we tried to do with our video. When the video finished, everyone clapped, I felt great; everything went well. I felt proud of myself for keeping up with the work and at the end producing a fine video.

A day after we showed our video, we found our service learning partner and showed him our video; he was glad that we made a video and showed it to him, I also felt good. I would like to thank him for sharing his experience and opinions even though it was hard for him to tell us all.

Hi, I am Yisu and I was a student at Microcampus. I was born in Shanghai and lived in Shanghai for almost all of my life so far, so I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and get out of the big city. My topic for Microcampus was Bai Minority Culture because it was something new for me and I was interested in minority cultures in China. It was hard to leave Xizhou and go back because Xizhou was where we called home for 28 days.