Day 27: Stuck in Bed

Final day here in Xizhou! (tear tear) I am going to miss this place like crazy when I leave. It sort of grows on you. At first it was a new place, exciting yes, but nothing too special and meaningful, yet. After the weeks went by I learned more about Xizhou and the life their is here. And what I discovered is beyond belief. My perception of this place that I have dreaming of for the past few month pre trip was most definitely not the reality. It is even more extraordinary than I pictured it. I desperately wanted to say one last final good bye before we left. Unfortunately, I was stuck in bed the whole day from having a long night before of sickness. A days rest and plenty of water is hopefully all I need to get better soon. Thank you Mr. T, Ms. Mai and my room mates for taking care of me. Sometimes all you need is a little love to get better as well as water and rest. During my time recharging, I reflected on my time here, the Microcampus experience. Did I get the most out of it? Do I have any regrets? I think I enjoyed it the most I could and will always remember my experience here at Microcampus. Regrets...no. I took advantage of the opportunity that lay in front of me when Mr. T offered the experience in October and am most glad that I did say yes. Also, I learned from the mistakes I have made here and will always learn from the mistakes I will make. After I reflected I spent the rest of the afternoon just resting to make sure that my final official day of Microcampus, tomorrow, Day 28, will be better than this one. This is unquestionably not my best day here, but I am still joyful of the day to come even though we are leaving tomorrow. 

 

Comments

Get well!

Hi! What does it feel like to be back in Shanghai? Hope you get well soon, but think of the good times instead of bad times. Did you ever miss it a lot back home when you were in XiZhou? I was also sick during that time. Still, hope you had fun there!

Hope you get better!

That sucks that your in bed on the last day of microcampus. How did it feel like being stuck in bed while others are doing all those fun things? Was anybody else there sick? Because it seems like this other person felt a bit dizzy too. Anyway, I hope you get better!

Microcampus really sounds

Microcampus really sounds like fun! You sound like you must have had a lot of fun there, and it must feel awesome to know others and experience their lives outside Shanghai. Does it sort of feel like a special home-away-from-home to you now, after spending almost a month there? Even though Mr. T. had to leave teaching 6th grade science to work on microcampus :(, I'm glad he got to contribute so much to the microcampus students. Microcampus really sounds exciting!

Good that you feel better

I think it is very sad to just in the bed and not doing anything. Good thing that Mr.T, Ms. Mai and other friends helped you. What do you if you are sick? Do you just stay bed and have a rest or do you do something else?

Hey guys, I'm Alex! I lived in Washington D.C, US for 11 years and have lived in Shanghai for almost 3 years now. I love to travel, eat, and learn about new things! I am here at Xizhou and loving it. The highlights are the kind people, the blue skies and starry nights, delicious food, and the outdoors. So far, thumbs up! It feels like it is going by too fast