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Last night, my roommate Ana M., and I decided to go to Si Fang Jie at around 19:15 for some XiZhou Baba. When we got there, all the shops were closed and there was basically nothing open, so therefore we walked down a street that neither of us had visited before, and we found a very cozy boutique with tea, dried fruits, clothing, and many accessories. The shop was very big and there was a very interesting courtyard in the back of the shop which was over 100 years old, but it was very well preserved.

 
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Over the past few weeks, I have spent time researching and narrowing down my topic of study at Microcampus. I have now started Phase 1 and will continue with my selected topic of local food and cuisine. In Phase 0 I did preparation for picking my topic along with research on Xizhou itself. I will now be covering some background knowledge as well and learning on what my topic is all about. 

What I already know about my topic:

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Today I woke up at around 6:50 A.M, like other mornings. I had breakfast and later on went upstairs to start SAS Essentials. After SAS Essentials we had our regular morning meeting. During today's meeting, we talked about committee updates and also about work we needed to work on. Then we had pitching-in time, Haley S. and I decided to go to the Morning Market. While we were in the morning market we went to where fruits are being sold and sadly did not see many fruits, but the ones we saw were oranges, apples, grapes, and dragonfruit.

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The sky here is always so clear and full of life. Today was our first day outside and moving around. I walked around the village with Ms Song and just talked to the citizens of Xizhou. It was fun and interesting getting to know the different embroidery artists and the way that two different Ethnic Minority Group have different ways of embroidery. In total, I only visited two shops, but in each shop, I gathered a lot of information on embroidery and the basic history and understanding of it. In the first shop, it was a Bai Ethnic Minority Group embroidery school.

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Today is November 22. We woke up pretty early to do our laundry. I don't usually do laundry back in Shanghai, so some of this was new to me. We first put all our black clothes into the machine, while we were hand washing our under garnments. After we finished up with all the laundry we went outside to hang them up. Later in the day, after our committee meetings, Me and my partner for the daily video shout-outs walked over to the Fikus tree to record. We were able to record pretty quick with the limeted time we had. I also went out to the mosque with Ms.

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Today on your fith day on Microcamous I did the laundry for the first time here. My two roomates and I had to wake up early before breakfast to put in the blacks. When the first load was washing we had to wash our underwear and socks by hand and leave them out to dry. Right now some of our cloths still need to dry, but are close to being done. All of our laundry is done except for the colors. I'm excited to get all of my cloths clean and smelling good again.  

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Today I arrived at our new home in Xizhou and got my first glimpse of Yan Zhou Ran. After our tour, I found every place that I wanted to spend time at. There was a music room, a terrace, and even a TV room. A dinner was well deserved after our 3 and a half hour flight and a one hour bus ride. We went through multiple procedures and received our rooms, I am rooming with Chris and Saleem. We have unpacked and are ready for tomorrows adventure. 

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During WIPPIS time today, I accomplished a lot of things. Nina, Michael, and I went for a CrossFit and jogging workout that ended up really tiring for me. While the others, jogged easily, I had to sprint to catch up since I was a lot slower than them. But we managed to run around Bao Cheng Fu and Rang Yi Xiang alley and not get lost; that was a big accomplishment for me. 

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Today was our first day following the normal schedule that we will use for the next 24 days from now on. Today, I was in charge of dish duty alongside with Holly D. and Julia J. and I also got to regulate our morning meeting. After the meeting was over, I finished some pitching in work from yesterday and I also had extra time on hand, so I decided to go to the living room and play with Sofie for a while.

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Today was our first full day in Xizhou, my roommate and I woke up around 6:45 full of excitement to explore our new home.  We had an amazing breakfast that consisted of bread and a local noodle dish called er si. After breakfast, we walked with the group towards Xizhou's local market where they sold spices, tea, etc. We also got to learn about some of the wall propaganda on the ancient buildings. We passed through some small tie-dye shops and Mr.

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Today was the first real day we have had in Microcampus. Everyone worked on their Inquiry Project and we prepared for the oncoming weeks. The highlight of our day today was visiting the Linden Center and staring out at the stars for a long time. Is it just me or is the Shanghai sky full of pollution and waste. But, in Xizhou, the sky is so mysterious and filled with wonder.

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Today was the second full day at Microcampus. We started off in the morning by waking up at 6.50 so that we would have enough time to get ready. Once prepared we went to eat breakfast. It was similar to what we ate yesterday morning, Er Si noodles, Xizhou bread, pancakes and other really tasty foods to start our day. We then started by doing our SAS essentials for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Today's SAS essentials was math. After that we also had was our first daily meeting. Are we did was pitching in time, it was the first time that we had our committee meeting.

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Yesterday was a great night. After dinner, we walked to the Linden Centre. We went to the library and also to the terrace. We watched the stars for 30 minutes and it was very pretty.  We learned that the moon was a crescent moon that night. Once we left the terrace the movie committee went to the movie area and checked out 3 movies.

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Today is Monday, November 20. Today we had our first committee meeting and our first SAS essentials class. I am part of the Video shout-outs/Dish duty, Banking and financing, and for this week the positive impact committee. For lunch, my group went out to eat. My partner and I went to a restaurant to eat the amazing Tafel rice. After lunch, we went with Ms. Mai to learn about our heart rate monitors as it is part of our wellness. My group decided that we wanted to run to the market and back. We were supposed to get 30 minutes in zone and we got 33 minutes.

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We had a great night last night. After our dinner, we went over to the Linden Center. When we went there we sat down on the terrace and had Still time for 30 minutes. After gazing at the stars we headed back downstairs to check out the library. I got one book about wood carving, which will help me with my inquiry project.

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Last night, on November 21st, we went to the Linden Center. AT the linden center we got to go on the terrace and we experienced the stunning sight of XiZhou at night. Not only did we get to enjoy an amazing view, we also see the biggest English library in Dali. Right above the library was the Linden Center TV room, where we got a movie and we will be watching that movie tonight during evening activity. Today at Bao Cheng Fu, we were playing badminton and we met another very warm and welcoming guard called Mr. Dong.

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