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Today I worked non-stop on my inquiry project Phase 4 and I spend around 2 hours on it. It was lots of work and I still remember before those two hours I did not know what my movie would look like but I do know the big idea of my inquriry project. It is 5:42 which means I am on the edge of going to dali old town or not. Please look at my final product and it will be the product of around 4 months work.

 
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Today Phase 4 was due and field research has wrapped up for us. I feel very accomplished today for giving my absolute 100% as always and I hope to have fun in Dali Old Town tonight.

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Today was another regular WIPPIS schedule day. I was partners with Nolan again. Today we had to share an inquiry project session because Angela used up two sessions to go to a tea plantation. So Nolan got the chance to come out into the fields to talk to some farmers with me. We met a nice lady called Ms. Yan and she said that we could try. Ms. Mai, Nolan, and I all tried. at first it was a bit of a struggle and we could never get the garlic out in one whole. But after a few attempts I got the hang of it and got some garlic.

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Today we started and finished our Phase 4 work. Tomorrow we will be starting up on our Final Product and Service Learning. We all started working on our Phase 4 at one in the afternoon until 3, after that we all had the rest of our WIPPIS schedule. Today I went biking out to Er Hai. Many of us finished up our Phase 4 during what should have been our still time. All of us went out biking for our wellness today in groups of three. Now that both Phase 3 and Phase 4 are finished I feel like I have been relieved of a large responsibility.

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Today right after lunch, we had 2 hours to work and finish Phase 4. It was a little stressful but we were all able to finish in time. I still can't believe that for almost 5 months now we have been working on a project that is about to come to an end. We have been working and striving towards our goal and we are just in reach of it. The next few days we will be working on our final product which will bring and end to our inquiry time.

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Today was the final day we had to work on Phase 3. Thankfully by the end of the day, all of the students had completed their work. Today was the last day we had to do field work, from now on, we will be working on our Phase 4 and then moving on to the final product. On Wednesday some of us will be taking a trip to the Dali Old Town. Compared to the past few days, todays work was slightly more stressful, but it helped us realize how important finishing our work on time, and having a steady pace was.

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On day 7 of Microcampus, one of the most interesting things we did was visit the wind farms and see a windmill up close. For the half-day field trip, a small number of the group paid a visit to the tie-dye and embroidery factory, while the rest went to the wind farm in the mountains. Mr.
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On day 9 of Microcampus, it was the second day of a weekend of rest and recovery, during which all of us suffer immense boredom. In the afternoon, Annie and I went into the village to acquaint ourselves with the villagers and to take a look at what the village was selling.

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Today, we had to finish Phase 4, it was not very stressful for me but for some of the members in our group, it was very stressful. We helped each other and encouraged each other to finish our work. We are all working together well and getting stuff done on time.

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For wellness, Annie and I played Frisbee and it was the highlight of my day. I loved catching the frisbee with one hand and once I had this weird position where I caught it with two fingers. Annie taught me how to pass very fluent (no wabbly) to each other and after playing for ten minutes we improved so much. We then tried playing volleyball and my whole enitre arm was hurting. Annie on the other hand, was very skilled at volleyball and she could bounce the ball around 15 times in a roll. She was amazing at volleyball.

 
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In this Phase, I will be building my knowledge on the Flying Tigers in order to aid my research in Xizhou. This will be working document with information being added until my inquiry project is 100% complete. I will be gathering information through, interviews, books, and online sources. I have made the decision to research the Flying Tigers during my time in Xizhou in Phase 1 and laid out the big questions that will guide my investigation for my inquiry project. 

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During Pitching in time, we went to a traditional Bai minority wedding. It was day 5 when Mrs. Yang, our gardener, Invited our group to her daughter's wedding. We accepted the lovely invitation, At around 11:00 we headed over to the venue, however, the venue was over and it was lunchtime. We had a delicious meal and afterward we went over to Mrs. Yang's house to relax. It was nice to see her beautiful flowers in her garden. We left Mrs. Yang's house to make our way back to Baocheng Fu. Today was also the last day of teacher support along with phase 3 due.

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Today we got to attend Ms. Yang's (our gardener) sons wedding. It is very different from normal weddings in Shanghai. We do not have weddings that lasts 2 days. We did not get to see much of the ceremony because the time was not right. We joined the wedding for lunch and went to Ms. Yang's house for a while. She invited us to come back at 5 but we had to do our inquiry project, wellness, pitching in, and still time. It was still quite interesting to see how weddings work here.

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I searched for different inquiry project ideas and finally made a decision to do it on Aspirations and Dreams. I plan to talk with children of business owners and ask them what their dreams are. I really wanted to see if they have different dreams from what their parents want for them, My goal is to have a conversation with  10-15 families that have either 1-2 children. With this I can get a sufficient sample size to draw some conclusions. 

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Today we will end the field research and all Phase 3 work. I look to finish my final follow-up conversation and add some pictures of my chat with my contacts. I am just putting finishing touches on Phase 3 and I wish to start Phase 4 as soon as possible. I feel that I have a strong project so far and I will continue to build on that. We have a trip to Dali Old Town coming up, and I think I would be ready because I will be finished with all my work, hopefully more than that. 

 
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Today was another relaxing weekend schedule. In the morning we did our wellness reflection. At around one o'clock Gabby had another art session, this time revolved around acrylic painting. After talking to us about color and temperature, she let us decide whether we want to create something or we could continue on with our days. I was the only one that decided to stay and paint something. Angela stayed and watched me paint. I drew a girl holding a bag and many other things randomly on the page. It was another relaxing day to recover.

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So today I have Inquiry Project Time coming up and my goal is to talk to some shop owners, and if possible, do a follow-up conversation with Mr. Su, an antique shop owner, to add to my Phase 3 information section about him. I plan to add some information based on my Hangers and Hooks talk with Mr. Tafel. Overall, I feel great about where my project is right now and I will definitely be ready when we wrap up the final bits and pieces of field research tomorrow.

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