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My service learning partner was Mr Yang the tailor. He is 63 years old and has lived in Xizhou his whole life. He enjoys life now, but as a child it was difficult, like during the cultural revolution, or during the great leap forward.

I learnt that he is a calm person. He has been through many tough times, but has overcome them with the love of his wife and two daughters. He had a bit of a troubled life, but not too much. He enjoyed swimming at lake Er-Hai. He has a dog, who just had puppies. 

I did not a lot if history, as it was a very hard life for him, and he did not want to share these stories. They were too hard to talk about. 

While people were watching our video, they seemed a bit bored. I could tell because during the others there was some talking, but during ours they were silent. This could have been because they were bored, or because ours was just too amazing. He really enjoyed it, and we gae him a DVD and also a USB of the movie, he really enjoyed it. 

For the next Microcapus Group, I would reccomend, finding as many people as possible. What Mr T says is true, one of the groups partners ditched them the next day, and another ended up in the  hospital. So fina as many people as you can. Another thing is, make sure you have enough questions and the right amount of questions each time you visit, you do not want to run out. Finnaly, you want to contribute as much as you can, even if it is just  taking stress off of the editor, you won't want to feel helpless.

About This Learner

I am 13 years old and I am from Ballarat Australia, in Victoria. I have lived here in Shanghai for the past 10 years, and I am almost fluent in Chinese. My hobby is writing monologues and preforming them, I love to act, and hope to one day make a living out of Acting and Singing. I have arrived in Xizhou, and I am super exited. We are in the village and have been around, and it looks like it will be a place I will enjoy and remember forever. My Inquiry Project is about Education in Xizhou, where I will be studying perspectives on education, and also the Education System.