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keyu01pd2021's picture

Although today is a Saturday with a more relaxed schedule, I still spent all my time today concentrating on producing my Final Product. I am finally moving toward the completion of it after hours and hours of work, which is really impressive. Reviewing my Microcampus experience, I can't believe that it went by so fast, and we only have 5 more days left. I still remember the beginning of the trip, when one month seemed like a long time.

keyu01pd2021's picture

Today is another big day with a lot of work to complete. The highlight of today was talking to Ms. Yang, our Service Learning partner. She lives alone next to Si Fang Jie as her parents already passed away, she has no siblings, and she isn't married, However, she is still very optimistic and outgoing. When we asked her about her biggest regret in her life, she said there is nothing to regret about because nothing could be changed with regret, the only important thing is to move forward and look ahead.

guan01pd2021's picture

Yesterday Colin and I spent 4 hours biking all around XiZhou to find our Service Learning partner, after biking for 2 hours we found our partner in Mr. Du's house. Our partner is his wife! She is extremely nice to us and even though she doesn't speak fluent Mandarin but she is 63 years old and understandable. We spent some time today to film our video with her and the interview.

claire01pd2021's picture

Today is day 21 of Microcampus, which means we have somewhere close to one week left! I can not believe how fast time is going by. We are continuing our work for our final Inquiry Project today. Yesterday, I finished my whole introduction. Today, I wrote my script for the sharing my learning portion, recorded it, and started making the iMovie. We do not have a lot of time left to work on this, so we all have to stay completely focused.

anne01pd2021's picture

Today is Day 21 of Microcampus. I have been busier than ever working on Inquiry Work and Service Learning. Now that we are in the ending steps and phases in our work, we need to plan and coordinate more than ever. Our time is very precious right now and planned down to the minute. One thing that we we are not doing any more, is SAS Essentials. With our time put to work, school is one thing that we can not manage to do.

jerry01pd2021's picture

December 9th, the 21st day of Microcampus. During meetings, talks etc. I would always say that we are on a marathon, not a sprint. We cannot short sprints of adrenaline and become tired for the rest of the race. We need a consistent pace, a consistent pace of excellence and well behavior. There used to be a barrier, we were not ready for this. We were not trained in any way to prepare except for our other smaller exercises. But, I guess its ok to be a glow stick, I guess it is ok to break before we glow. We tripped and fell face first to the ground many times.

imani01pd2021's picture

Wow, only a little bit left of Microcampus. I can't believe it. It has flown by so fast. Today we are working on our final products for Inquiry Projects. Today we have to start and finish our videos for our project that we will be showing everyone. This video includes, our introduction, thesis statement, 3 hooks and a conclusion.

colin01pd2021's picture

Yesterday, we finally found our service learning partner and we started filming this morning. Our partner is the wife of an antique dealer, her name is Mrs. Yang. She doesn't remember many historical events but she is nice and willing to answer our questions. Tonight for evening activity we are going to be finishing Now You See Me 2. Other than that not much has happened other than working on my final project.

ethan01pd2021's picture

Today I started on the Final Product. I am not proud of skipping so much and not doing the Inquiry Work. For a final product, I will be doing a personal journey and talk about what I have learned about, myself, life in Xizhou and life in Shanghai. Tonight we are going to watch Now You See Me 2 and I am looking forward to it.

ethan01pd2021's picture

I was not invited to the Dali Old Town trip like I requested. I do hope that I will get invited to the next one. Today I had my walk and talk with Mr.T and I have a basic outline and plan for a final plan. I really do hope to catch up and do better with my final product.

ethan01pd2021's picture

Today is the final day for finishing Phase 3. I am still very behind on Inquiry work but I do have a plan set to catch up. I am excited for tonight's evening activity as it is supposed to be an in-house scavenger hunt. Tomorrow is the Dali Old Town Trip, only the best Microcampus students are allowed to go. I do not feel that I should go and see if I can do better by the next trip.

jerry01pd2021's picture

December 8th, the 20th day of Microcampus. Today I was one of the days where I had a lot to do but not much to talk about. The 3-day process of our final product. Service Learning filming coming to an end. A lot of work, not much time. The reason why I made today's journal titled High Five! Was because today was the first day that I got a high five from the now 15-month baby of Mr. T and Ms. Mai.

anne01pd2021's picture

Thus being only a week left of Microcampus, there is much to do. I have finished my Phase 4 work and starting on my Final Product, which you can click here to see. I dread the end of Microcampus, even though I have gone through the worst. The locals of Xizhou are warm hearted and open to all. They have made this trip possible. As well as Mr. T. He has predicted our failures and our successes. He has made Microcampus possible and changed my life for the better.

anna02pd2021's picture

Today is day 20 of Microcampus! I am a mixture of happy and sad about how the trip is almost over. I am happy that I will get to see my family and friends soon, but sad that I am going to have to leave the place that has been my home for a month. Time just keeps passing. The first three weeks went by too quickly for me. I cannot wait to see what I accomplish in the coming week. Speaking of accomplishing things...

colin01pd2021's picture

Today we continued looking for a Service Learning partner, we have asked many people around the town if they will be our partner for the service learning partner but no one has been able to do it. Later we will continue looking for someone who will be our partner. A while ago we found someone who we thought could be our partner but he had already been a partner in the past. I'm sure we will find a partner but we need to find one and be done filming by Sunday. 

claire01pd2021's picture

Today is day 20 of Microcampus! Today was a very normal day following our basic schedule. During lunch, Anne-Marie and I went to try a noodle restaurant in Si Fang Jie. The noodles were very good, but the best thing about lunch was by far the special guests. A Chinese tour group came inside our restaurant and we did not think much of it at first. Then, one little boy, around 4 years old, came up to our table with his parents fancy camera and started taking photos of us eating our noodles.

guan01pd2021's picture

Today was another typical day but with a lot of stress. My service learning group hasn't found our partner yet and we are all using our time to try and go into the village to find it as fast as possible. Our goal is to find one by today hopefully. We watched Now You See Me 2 for evening activity on my computer, this is the first time that I took advantage of a Chinese paid app account to watch movies. We watched the first movie during week 2, and the first week we watched Percy Jackson. I always wanted to watch Nerve but I don't think it's PG 13 or under.

imani01pd2021's picture

Today is day 20. Only a little bit left of Microcampus and it has flown by. I am stressed out a little bit for the upcoming few days because we have a lot to do. I have managed to get Phase 3 and Phase 4 done on time and hope that is the case for the rest of my work here in XiZhou.

keyu01pd2021's picture

Final Product, Service Learning, committee work... As we approach the final week of Microcampus, a lot of things are going on, and a lot of duties need to be fulfilled. Today was another busy day with loads of work to complete.

colin01pd2021's picture

Today we went on a trip to Dali Old Town, it was by invitation only so only half of the group got to go. While we were there I got a nice pendant for my mom and a knitted hat that I like. After we walked around for a while we got to eat at a pizza place called Stella's (which is coincidentally the name of one of the people that got to go to Dali Old Town [Stella]), the pizza and fries there were really good. 

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