Day 27: The Final Day

Last night, during our trip to Dali Old Town, Lauren, Alina, and I had decided to get exceptional decked out today for absolutely no reason.

And so we did.

Lauren and I woke up, dressed in our minority costumes and walked into the breakfast room briskly and as if a pair of Siamese twins.

Mr. T, bless his heart, looked up and remarked in a clearly dazed voice, "Wait... Something's different..."

Yes T, we, for once, are not dressed like utter slobs.

Alina, unfortunately, could not find her tights. And as her skirt was particularly short (scandalously so), we thought it proper that she wait until she found her leggings later and wear jeans for now.

Yesterday was a whirpool of emotions for me: sadness, depression, anger, hate.

Today, I suppose, is just amused resignation.

I don't know why.

But I know I must be strong for the people around me and for myself.

Shanghai isn't so bad, anyways.


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!