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These few days have been full of due dates. Yesterday, Phase 3 was due and today, Phase 4 is due. We had to finish Phase 4 in 2 hours and I was really stressed out. Phase 4 is basically a written plan and outline for our final product. I managed to finish Phase 4 in the required time plus 15 minutes since I wasn't completely focused. 

julia03pd2022's picture

Today is day 23 of Microcampus, which means there are only five days left. I think the fact that Mircocampus will be over in less than a week is just starting to dawn on me, even if I do not want to believe it. Microcampus has been an honestly very incredible experience, where I got the chance to leave the comfort of my Shanghai "bubble" and actually step out into the real world. Today we had a lot to do. I had to finish my final product for the final phase, and I managed to get the video done.

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Today, our service learning partner invited us to go to church with her. Our service learning partner, Ms. Zhou, converted to Christianity in 2002. She explained to us that this was one of the lowest points in her life, and once she found out God's faith and belief, it really helped her with moving on with her life and giving her hope. She brought us to her church, which was not the typical church with a big cross and big building. Instead, it was inside someone's apartment, and there were a few benches which people sat on. After 10-15 minutes, the priest came.

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Today is Day 21, and there is only one week left of Microcampus! Time has passed by so quickly and it is amazing to think that we are almost back on the bis to the Dali Airport that will then fly us back to Shanghai. Today was the last day of SAS Essentials, and almost everyone had already finished everything that was required of us. We finished our cause and effect chart on the American Revolution for humanities, and we also finished our paragraphs/essay on the American Revolution.

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Today is December 9, Day 22 of Microcampus. Everything has been going great and I feel as if I have my Final Project ready for reviewing. I have everything written down my script, introduction and reflection, and have started on my video already. I hope everything goes alright tomorrow so I will be able to have all my work done on time and to have spare time in which I can do whatever I want. I wish that everyone could experience what I have and I hope that I can have time to buy presents for my friends and family. Today, I went out with Ana M.

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Today is December 7th, Day 20 of Microcampus. Time is passing by so quickly, and I think that it is so  Yesterday, we started our Phase 4, then we finished it on that same day. This is because we started our final products today, and our Phase 4 acted as an outline for our Final Product. In our final product (mine is a video which shares three perspectives of the residents of Xizhou), we need an introduction which states our thesis statement.

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Today my group and I finally found a partner! Today I woke up very nervous with various thoughts in my head thinking I will not be able to make a service learning video if Wang Ye Ye says no. After breakfast, my group and I rush out of our home to the streets of SiFang Jie in hopes of our service learning partner says yes. We arrived at the Xizhou baba shop before he did, so we waited sitting on the table next to his store. When he arrived we all stood up and Chris L. explained to him about our project. Nina A. and I were both smiling anxiously in the back, but in no time he agreed!

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Today is December 8 and Day 21 of the trip. Time has flown so fast since I have gotten here and it is already time to start wrapping up everything. I am trying to make the days count, instead of counting down the days myself. Everything so far has been going quite well, and we are hoping for some fun and breaks to finish our journey here and start our next. I plan on this weekend to have everything done and have free time to myself and finally allow myself to rest and to start of the last week with a positive attitude, and a fresh, clean mind.

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Time has gone by so quickly! We only have a week left until we are back home in the "Shanghai Bubble". We have made various connections while we were here, I have been attempting talking to many people even if my Chinese skills are limited. The sky has been greyer in the past few days and the temperature has gone down, which means winter is around the corner. Chris L. and I went out to look for more potential partners with some other peers. We have met great people in the past few days but sadly, most have already been a service-learning partner.

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Today is Day 23, which means that our Inquiry Project is due today. I have the pearls of wisdom talk about my video, Mr. Tafel gave me tips that would make my video better. For our service learning group, we had to turn in our storyboard and the filming had to stop today. My group and I went through the video, and we wrote down everything that our partner was saying. We made sure to not leave anything out. For inquiry work, our final product was due today. I had worked on the written part before so that I could focus on making my video yesterday and today.

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Today was a pretty busy day, this was because all of our SAS essentials was done. We finished our math work, uploaded our humanities, and made sure we had all our work done for other classes. I was a little behind on my humanities work, but to catch up I finished all my work during the entire evening activity. Even though it took a lot of my free time I feel very accomplished to be able to have it done before this weekend. Today we also started to work on our Final Product, yesterday we were given two hours to do our phase 4 work.

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Today I was able to go to Dali Old Town! Mr. T said that Dali Old Town is a place where all Microcampus students go crazy and become regular 8th graders as if they were on a China Alive trip. Because most students go "crazy" not everyone gets to go on this trip. Only half of the group was in the green zone and was able to go. My goal for today was to be a normal Microcampus student and not freak out when we got there. On our way there we were all filled with excitement to be able to have pizza and ice cream for the first time in a month!

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Today is December 10th, 2017, and today is the last day of our last weekend at Microcampus. Even though today was a weekend, we had a lot of work including our inquiry project and service learning project to do. Our main priority today, however, is to complete our final product for our inquiry work and go to Mr. Tafel for his reflection, also known as his pearls of wisdom, on our final product video. I was first in line to get Mr. Tafel's reflection since I had completed everything yesterday and I was very eager to receive some feedback on my hard work. After around 15 minutes, Mr.

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Today is December 10 and day 23 of Microcampus. I am done. I am done with what you might ask. Inquiry work. I have done Phase 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and I have just ask for my final teacher review on my final product. I am so proud of myself that I was able to sit down for many hours a day and finish all of my work. I wonder what I am going to do instead of my two hours a day for inquiry project. I think that I am going to spend the two hours as service learning. I am very proud of myself that I was able to get all of my work done and try my best.

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Today is December 10 and day 23 of Microcampus. I am done. I am done with what you might ask. Inquiry work. I have done Phase 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and I have just ask for my final teacher review on my final product. I am so proud of myself that I was able to sit down for many hours a day and finish all of my work. I wonder what I am going to do instead of my two hours a day for inquiry project. I think that I am going to spend the two hours as service learning. I am very proud of myself that I was able to get all of my work done and try my best.

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Today is December. Today is the final weekend in Xizhou, and we spent it relaxing because we have a big week coming up. Today our final inquiry project was due and we met with Mr. Tafel so he could give us Pearls of Wisdom. After meeting with Mr. Tafel and fixing all of my mistakes, I was finally done and I was ready to relax. We all ate lunch and went back to work. Since I was done with my work we gathered all the people that finished their work, and we played, yep you guessed it, hacky sack. We were done getting tons of hacks, so we went out for our downtime.

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Today is December 9 and day 22 of Microcampus. Today I went to church to find service learning partners. I knew how to get there because I followed a group of students that had a partner and were as well going to the Church. When I first heard about this I was very surprised, I have never seen or have been told about Chinese Christianity. When I got there I was a little skeptical because it looked as though we were going to the back of someone's house. We had to go to the second floor of a building that looked like the back of someone's house.

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Yesterday, Day 21, we have found a potential service-learning partner. For the whole day yesterday and this morning, my group and I were stressed that we would not find one. When we finally reached the man's Xizhou Baba shop, we asked him if we could ask him some questions. He said YES!! and he said that we could film him in 15 minutes after we came. My group and I then went back to the Yang Zhou Ran, happy and we got all the things we needed to film him. We went back and asked him a few questions.

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Today is December 9th, 2017, and today is the day that my service learning group and I finally found our service learning partner. Today, my service learning group and I woke up feeling glum, sure of the fact that we would fail the service learning project. At least that is what we thought. Soon, we finished breakfast and after another 10 minutes, we began yet another day of service learning partner hunt. From yesterday, we knew a kind old man named Mr. Wang and he was one of the elders in the village who we really connected with. Mr.

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Today is December 9. It is the last Saturday in Xizhou. Today we got to wake up late before going to breakfast. We woke up at 8:15 and then headed downstairs to the kitchen. After our breakfast, we played some hacky sack in the courtyard. It was then time for our service learning, but then time was up so we had to go to our service learning. For service learning, we went over to our service learning parter's shop to talk to her about when she would like to meet us.

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