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Today started off in a bad way. Half of the group, including me, got in trouble because we left our computers in our room. We were told at the beginning of the trip that we aren't allowed to keep computers in our room but we didn't follow the instruction and even lied to cover our mistake.

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Today is Day 23 of our Microcampus trip. It is also our last relaxing day, though today was pretty busy for a day of relaxing. It is the last day of week 3 and I feel as if time is passing so fast and that soon I will be back in Shangai and I will have my family and friends with me. To be honest, I really miss my friends back in Shanghai and I really cannot wait until I catch up with everyone. Today's weather is like any other day, beautiful, and I hope to spend the time to gaze out at the morning/afternoon/night sky.

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Today is December 11, Day 24 of the trip. Today is the first day of our last week in XIzhou. Today's schedule is like any other weekday's, though instead of inquiry project, we now have service learning. Today in the Daily Meeting we had a great surprise. Ms Yolanda and Ms Ling came from Shanghai to visit us. Somehow today I already knew that it would be a great day. As we catch up with friends back in Shanghai. Today for lunch I had beef noodles, and it was amazing and delicious. The weather today in Xizhou is beautiful.

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Our last Sunday here in XIzhou was the day I finally finished my Inquiry Project Final Video. In my video, I talked about the 3 perspectives of people in Xizhou's hobbies. The three people I did were Mr. Zhao, Ms. Zhang, and Mr. Yang Yuan. When we finished our video, we had to show it to Mr. Tafel for our Pearls of Wisdom. 

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Today is December 11. During our daily meeting, Ms. Yolanda and Ms. Ling came up the stairs. They flew all the way from Shanghai to see us. We all saw them and at the end of our meeting, we talked to them. Since it was close to lunchtime we decided which guest would go with which groups. My group had Ms. Ling, who is also my Chinese teacher. We went to a restaurant in Si Fang Jie, and after eating lunch we went over to the tea shop. It was 1:00 which meant we had to come back to Yang Zhou Ren. When we came back to Yang Zhou Ren we worked on our service learning video.

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Today is December 11th, Day 24 of Microcampus. Now, we only have four days left until we are back in Shanghai. Today during our daily meeting, Ms. Yolanda (our middle school counselor) and Ms. Ling (Saleem and Holly's Mandarin teacher) came out to Xizhou and met us. Each of us had a talk with Ms. Yolanda, and when I went out to talk with her, we had pomelo. Even though the pomelo was in a one use container (plastic bag) Ms. Yo said that she would reuse the plastic bag as a shower cap. After that, we started editing our Service Learning video.

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Today is December 11th, 2017, and today is the day that we fully devoted our efforts towards producing a wonderful service learning video. Since our SAS essentials period has stopped this week, we used our normal SAS essentials period in the morning to do extra work with our service learning projects. Then, after our 1 hour 45 minutes worth of service learning time, came our daily meeting for our 24th day at Microcampus. During the daily meeting, Ms. Yo, our middle school counselor, surprised us with a sudden appearance halfway into our meeting.

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This is only the beginning of my learning journey with the topic I am most fond of. This will also be the most exciting journey yet from learning new information from a completely new environment, and not just the typical 'memorize words from a textbook' style. When looking through all the topics we get to focus on, there were so many fascinating options. However, I was able to narrow it down to my top three favorites.

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I can't even believe that we only have one more week of Microcampus! I was looking back at my earlier journals today and I saw one of my journal post title," First Week of MC!". I am telling myself right now to stay on task and make sure to finish all my work on time in order to make the most of the opportunity.

In the afternoon I worked on my Inquiry Project, and I was as tired as hell as it was the first day of making our final product. I managed to finish the script and the written introduction and wrote a plan for the following few days in order for me to finish it on time. 

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Our morning started off with breakfast, and then followed up by SAS essentials. I was especially happy today because, after today, we are done with all the school work we have to keep up to. For SAS essentials today, we did a list of IXLs and it was very frustrating because I was stuck one for 90 minutes. On the weekends, I have to make sure I finish my American Revolution Essay and book project since I am behind.

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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. 

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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 21 of the Microcampus trip. Time has flown by so fast, we only have 7 days left here in Xizhou. We have made more connections since we got here, we are talking and there are so many people that we have not talked to. The sky has been less blue these past few days and it has been more chilly. Today during the evening I wrote questions that will be useful for our service learning partners. When we went to talk to them most of our potential service learning partners said no.

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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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