Updated 7 years 10 months ago

    The topics that are most of my interest are "Wood Carving", "Textile Production", and Astronomy/ The Night Sky".

    I do have questions regarding some topics. If we are not very familiar with the "night sky" (the star names, etc) is it still possible for me to throughly investigate the astronomy topic?

Updated 7 years 9 months ago

Some keywords I probably would use when searching for information would be: wood, carving, Xi Zhou, types, skills, tools, masters, technique, history, legends, meaning, where, how.

To know if the source and information is valid and trustworthy, you can check other websites as well, and see if it contains the same facts. If several websites say the same, then the information is probably correct. If it is different, then the information is invalid. Another way is to see the URL. Most of the time, websites that end in ".edu", ".gov", ".org" should be reliable data. 

Updated 7 years 2 months ago

As I move forward with my journey in Xi Zhou, my main point that I hope to share with people is the beauty and significance of the symbolism behind the intricate designs of wood carvings. I have seen many interesting carvings, but not understand what they mean at all. It would be nice if people could understand the true beauty of wood carving, hidden deep within it. A wood carving of a beautiful landscape magnificent by itself, but would it not be even more glorious if you could understand the meaning behind this piece of artwork?

About This Learner

Hello, my name is Alisa. I am an Alumni from Group C, the Cookie Monsters. Over the course of one month, I strengthen my bond with Mr.T and Mrs. Mai, as well as my wonderful friends who accompanied me on my journey. I learned so many things, went so many places, met so many people, ate lots of delicious foods! My adventure in Xi Zhou never failed to keep me laughing. By the end of the trip, I was a wood carving master, and had a family of eighteen crazy cookie monsters, whom I shared this amazing journey with. My trip to Xi Zhou changed my way of thinking and how I live my life. I will never forget the memories I made at Xi Zhou as a member of the Cookie Monsters.