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NSLI-Y, AFS, and beyond

How this program changed my life.

I figured that this post would be appropriate for those who are reading and about to go on this journey of a lifetime. (I am insanely jealous of all of you doing the AFS China program, and if you're doing it through NSLI-Y hooray as well! I hope you know, I'd do anything to go back. If I'm lucky enough to be an orientation leader again, I will live vicariously through all of you, just saying.)

I am a student at Babson College now, a business school in Wellelsey, Massachusetts, USA. I'm a candidate for a B.S. in Business Administration and am hoping to concentrate in Global Business Management and a second (currently undefined) concentration. I have to say that NSLI-Y has opened up many doors for me to get me to Babson.

First off, volunteering for AFS as soon as I got back was definitely a decision that I will never regret. Spending my junior and senior year volunteering for the Southern New England Team and as a member of Returnee Initiative has further opened my mind to different cultures and experiences, and has allowed my experience in Beijing to live on. Locally, I feel that I have taken a leadership role for the local pre-departure orientations, and have had great involvement with the Southern New England Team. With the Returnee Initiative, I was a participant for the US Sponsored Programs Training of Trainers program in January 2011, gateway orientation leader for the NSLI-Y China/India Summer 2012 program, and a participant for an outreach workshop in Washington D.C. in August 2012. In addition, I've temporarily been a Returnee Mentor, Returnee Ambassador, and Returnee Coordinator. I just have to say, AFS is a part of me, and it's one of my favorite organizations to be a part of. Through college, as I try to organize and piece my life back together, I know that AFS will have a piece in my life.

In addition, I participated in a two-week exchange in Cape Town, South Africa with Conard High School and Hall High School. I have to say, that was a magical experience as well. In two weeks, I learned so much about a different culture, and appreciated everything from my life at home, to the beauty of nature, and felt a sense of independence that made me realize that my life had a great value on its own. I honestly miss that experience as well, and the host family there that graciously took me in and allowed me to learn about South African culture through being a part of their lives. I know that my AFS and NSLI-Y experience had a role in my fortunate opportunity to go to South Africa during my senior year.

I feel as though I've had great success since my journey in China. From Girls State, finishing/surviving junior year, learning a lot about life and love, being stage manager of the student-run musical "13!", applying to and getting accepted to seven colleges, playing in various orchestras including the pit for Beauty and the Beast, enjoying life with my friends, graduating high school, and interning this past summer, I know that my life has been a lot different than most. I love every bit of it. The amount I grew up in 6 weeks helped make it possible, and being among fellow NSLI-Y Scholars was something I needed in 2010. It opened up all the doors in the world, and began my network of study abroad enthusiasts out to do great things.

So now, I feel as though opportunity is blooming. From these experiences abroad in China and South Africa, from volunteering my time with AFS and the Sponsored Programs, from the passion that sparked as I learned more about every culture, I know that traveling and discovering cultures is something that I have and always will love. It's led me to a Diversity Leader Scholarship at Babson and the Gates Millennium Scholar. Full-tuition at Babson, and full good-through-graduation scholarship to college, and grad school too if I pick certain majors. As I said, opportunity is blooming.

I know that NSLI-Y played a major role in all of this. I consider it to this day the turning point in my life. For those of you reading this blog, I hope you enjoy the starry-eyed fifteen year old I was when I had this unbelievable opportunity. If you're someone about to go on this journey, take it all in, and don't regret a second of anything you do. It's all an experience, and you're about to have yours.

I will forever remember as much of my experience as I can. For sure, I will keep it alive by forever paying it forward, and being the study abroad enthusiast.

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Officially an AFS Volunteer Trainer :)

AFS Sponsored Programs Alumni Training of Trainers

AFS Sponsored Programs Alumni Training of Trainers

Reuniting with my Beijing boys

Reuniting with my Beijing boys

Reuniting with Angelique

Reuniting with Angelique

Junior Prom 2011

Junior Prom 2011

Girls State 2011

Girls State 2011

Visiting Kyle in Washington DC

Visiting Kyle in Washington DC

hanging out with family and Arthur

hanging out with family and Arthur

Cape Town!

Cape Town!

My host mom and one of my host sisters, Zaynab in Cape Town

My host mom and one of my host sisters, Zaynab in Cape Town

Senior year friends, Arthur, Grace, and Kelcie

Senior year friends, Arthur, Grace, and Kelcie

Winning the Gates Millennium Scholarship, Class of 2012

Winning the Gates Millennium Scholarship, Class of 2012

My best friend, Jeff, and our sisters Emily and Alyssa

My best friend, Jeff, and our sisters Emily and Alyssa

Family at Graduation

Family at Graduation

My best friend Jessi and I at graduation

My best friend Jessi and I at graduation

NSLI-Y China Orientation Group Leader-ing

NSLI-Y China Orientation Group Leader-ing

AFS Returnee Initiative Training in Washington, DC

AFS Returnee Initiative Training in Washington, DC

First year at Babson, Delta Sigma Pi Conference!

First year at Babson, Delta Sigma Pi Conference!

First year at Babson, Delta Sigma Pi Conference!

First year at Babson, Delta Sigma Pi Conference!

First year at Babson, celebrating Chinese New Year!

First year at Babson, celebrating Chinese New Year!

First year at Babson, Business Presentations!

First year at Babson, Business Presentations!

Basically a three year photo summary of my life between NSLI-Y and now. I am just forever grateful.

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Am I Really Spending my Kuai on This?

Yes, I'm posting in 2013. Better late than never! Read the note below. ^_^ [br][br] Here we are, last week of China!


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NOTE: Yes, my exchange ended in August 2010 and I'm posting almost three years later. Much has happened since then. But my 15-year old self wrote this blog, and kept it saved as a draft so photos could be added. I can honestly say, I miss all of it, reading how whimsical and magical I saw this experience. If you all knew how this experience actually changed me...so now, with photos added, I give you my 15-year old self in writing. -Jen Huynh, Author of this blog

Yeah, I've pretty much blown all my kuai after this week. I really cannot believe that 5 weeks have gone by in China!

August 5th!

So on Thursday we went to the National Stadium. I decided to go to school after a day of being sick. I couldn't waste such a beautiful day at home! The idea of being there was really cool! The Olympics were there after all! But it was a little less than I expected since a lot of places you couldn't walk in to (like the actual field on the stadium, and a lot of the different rooms) and we couldn't go into the watercube either. However, it was nice that we had two days out in this week. At least this time we didn't have to use all 12+ of our cameras when taking group pictures. (Which have become quite irritating). One thing that I felt like I had to do was to bring a Stew Leonard's bag to the Olympic Bird's nest. I mean, it's $3 US for a picture overseas right? I also have one from the Great Wall too :D

Then we went to the China Nationalities Garden. It was a very pretty garden! We ended up having to stay with the group for most of this outing. We watched a few performances and some of my classmates partcipated. Like Mike, Rike, and Kyle did the pole pushing contest (it might be as weird to you as it sounds, but it was a hilarious moment) and Kyle won against a Chinese man. We found it quite entertaining. Sean also danced with one of the other nationalities' dancers when they were performing. At the end there was a water festival with the Dai people, where the people throw water at each other for good luck. It was optional, but I went in and got pretty soaked (not as much as the Chinese boys and Carrie's sister, Xinyue). At the end a lot of us were tired. I took a nap on the bus ride back to school.

After school, Kyle, Angelique, and Brett went to Jingshan Park with my host sister Henan, and Kyle's brother Chenli. We also met Brett's brother, Ma Kai Xiang, for the first time. He's soo cool :D The park was right behind forbidden city and you can see Beihai Park from the top of the tower. It was such a nice day too so the view was great :D At the top of the park there was a copper Buddha statue. It was beautiful, and I put some incense in to show my respects. It reminded me a bit of home.

Outside of the room with the copper Buddha, there were lots of people wearing traditional Chinese outfits. We actually spent 10 kuai each putting to put these on.... :) As we put them on we all were thinking "Are we really doing this? And are we really paying for this?" But it turned out pretty nice (and my head hurt after the big crown). I'll have pictures up soon (since I'm writing this in school). All of us went to a restaurant for Zha Jian Mian (translated as fried sauce noodles? it tastes MUCH better than it sounds!). Cheap food for a good price. We got home before 10, but it was a good day :)

Me, Angelique, and Becca outside the Birds Nest

Me, Angelique, and Becca outside the Birds Nest

Me and my host sister, Henan

Me and my host sister, Henan

The "pole pushing contest"

The "pole pushing contest"

Dressing up in traditional clothing in Jianshan Park (this is probably my favorite picture in all of the six weeks &#60;3) This is definitely the default, "I went to China" picture. and it was even featured in an AFS photo contest!

Dressing up in traditional clothing in Jianshan Park (this is probably my favorite picture in all of the six weeks &#60;3) This is definitely the default, "I went to China" picture. and it was even featured in an AFS photo contest!

Me and Henan in the corner of the Forbidden City

Me and Henan in the corner of the Forbidden City

friends at the corner of the Forbidden City!

friends at the corner of the Forbidden City!

August 6th!

On Friday, our liason (Gong Laoshi) got sick. So we had Zheng Laoshi (the teacher who taught me, Rike, and Carrie) teach the last unit of our book. Then school ended at noon so we could have some time to go to Temple of Heaven. Angelique, Becca, and I decided to go to the shopping place across the street from the Beijing Zoo instead since The Temple of Heaven closed late, and the place closed at 4:30. (so it'd be the only day we could go on a weekday without worrying about it closing early) I didn't buy as much this time, but I guarantee that there was more walking. We went to Carre Four THREE TIMES. Mainly because there was a cute guy working at a booth in the store. I took a creeper pic, and actually ended up talking with him. This is the paraphrased conversation (in Chinese):

Dude: Hey I'm selling a glucose monitor (actually a blood pressure machine thing) you wanna buy one?
Me: Uhhh no
Dude: Comon you never know when you need it!
Me: Okay, is it a good product?
Dude: Here, try it!
(pulls out the machine and a chair and takes my blood pressure
Dude: Your blood pressure is pretty high, are you nervous?
Me: Well I"m going to America next weekend.
Dude: Oh, is that why ;)

Flirting with a cute Chinese guy, WIN. Except he was kind of cocky, you could tell he KNEW he was cute. Anyhow, after enough walking to and from Carrefour, we finally made our way to Temple of Heaven. It was getting dark out but we ended up staying there for a while. We didn't find the main attraction (the main Temple I guess?) until it was really dark and we couldn't find our way out of the park! We ended up just walking until we saw a police officer. I asked him, "qing wen, di tie zai nar?" which meant, "Excuse me, where is the subway?" He told us to wait at a bus stop for bus number 680. It finally got there after 20 minutes, but the most mysterious thing happened. The bus stopped, the bus driver turned off the bus, and walked away from it. We thought he was just going to the bathroom but he came back with a woman in the same uniform. They sat on the bench next to ours and started talking. Angelique, Becca, and I were so confused! So I went up to them and asked what was going on. I couldn't fully understand what the man said, but it sounded like the bus needed to "recharge"? We waited another 10 minutes and the two people finally got back on the bus and let us on. We rode back to the subway station so I could take the right route home. I got home around 8pm and missed dinner. I felt so bad! My host parents were really worried, but they were glad that I made it back on my own safely and using Chinese. At least it was the weekend now! (For any AFSers reading this, here's a tip: KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND, AND KNOW HOW TO NAVIGATE WITH CHINESE.)

cute guy in Carre Four...he was cocky. hmph. thinking he's all cute and looking directly at our camera. we're sorry for our stalkerish ways

cute guy in Carre Four...he was cocky. hmph. thinking he's all cute and looking directly at our camera. we're sorry for our stalkerish ways

Taichi at the Temple of Heaven

Taichi at the Temple of Heaven

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The top left corner of this picture is the main temple, we didn't find it until dark :(

August 7th

Saturday morning I went to Yonghegong (Lama temple) with Sean and Angelique. Kyle said it was really interesting, so we thought it'd be a good idea to go. I actually met Angelique's mom this time. She just got back from a business trip? (I think). Throughout the temple I felt really close with the culture. We lit incense and prayed at a lot of different alters, and there was a lot of different history that I learned while I was at the temple. Like, there was a different place you could pray for for certain things (Gods of Medicine, Gods of Education, etc.). I spun something (I'm blanking out on the name! D:) but its meant to give good luck! I felt good about lighting incense and praying because it was similar to what my parents do at home every morning for Taoism. Even though I still don't fully understand it, I am looking forward to learning more about it!

After the temple, Angelique's mom took us to a Cantonese restaurant. This made me especially happy because they had DIMSUM items! It really made me feel like I was at home. I love eating Dimsum in Connecticut/New York. It kind of made me feel a bit homesick, but that was quickly evaporated by the rest of my night!

Angelique wanted to get a perm, so we went back to the hair salon to hang out with the hair stylists. It was funny talking with them, and seeing Angelique get her hair done. Eventually, I left Angelique with my host sister in the salon to help my parents prepare for the rest of the night (:

My host parents allowed me to invite my classmates and their host siblings over for dinner. Brett, Angelique, Carrie, Rike, and Kyle came over with their host siblings. My host parents also invited family members to meet me. It was quite the feast, I could swear that by the end of the night we all gained at least five pounds. Kyle had to pull out his "nerd" pants and I was wearing sweatpants (funny how by the end of the trip, I lost 30 pounds!) At the end of the night, we all went to a pool hall near my apartment and played for half an hour. End to a great day (:

Yonghegong (Lama temple), beautiful architecture!

Yonghegong (Lama temple), beautiful architecture!

plastic lotus floating in Yonghegong Temple

plastic lotus floating in Yonghegong Temple

FOOD SO CLOSE TO HOME FOOD. -cries-

FOOD SO CLOSE TO HOME FOOD. -cries-

hello Angelique's hair stylist

hello Angelique's hair stylist

THANK YOU HOST FAMILY FOR THE AMAZING DINNER PARTY &#60;3

THANK YOU HOST FAMILY FOR THE AMAZING DINNER PARTY &#60;3

Playing billiards

Playing billiards

August 8th

This was a pretty momentous day for me. It was six weeks ago on this day that I met my host family. I didn't really speak to much to them in Chinese, but today, I spent practically my entire morning communicating with my host parents, my lao lao (host grandma), lao ye (host grandpa), and some aunts and uncles IN MANDARIN. I call this an epic win. <Thinking about it now almost a year later, it makes me cry that I learned so much from them in six weeks.> I ate breakfast and lunch with the family members that came to visit me. At 1:30 Henan and I met up with her friends, Carrie, Angelique, Brett, and Kyle to go to Houhai for the day. We did some shopping and had eggtarts (can you say homesick speciality? :( ) I was able to buy a Chinese traditional dress! And for only 150 kuai ($22)! I was really happy because in the United States they cost a lot more. It looked good too :) Kyle, Carrie, and I decided to split.... (drumroll) bugs on a stick! We spent 6 kuai on bugs that were fried (I wanna say they were beetles, I don't know actually). I guess they tasted like cheap meat? It actually wasn't too bad :P

Our day consisted of buying gifts for friends and family at home, and just enjoying the nice day that Houhai had to offer. Everyone in the group got on a boat on the Houhai (south lake) while Kyle and I decided to take a bike ride around the bar street. It was nice exercising a bit and getting to see the sights of the area on one of China's most common forms of transportation, the bicycle. Being the uncoordinated person I am, I might've knocked over a lady on a motorcycle in my attempts to make sure I didn't trip Kyle. I didn't even know that I had done that until Kyle told me after that a Chinese lady was yelling derogatory terms at me. But hey, we understoood the language...! On our bike ride, we saw Carrie jump into the water, it was interesting that there are boat police.

The rest of the night consisted of us roaming the streets, and eventually getting lost while looking for a supposed famous snack bar that Makaixiang wanted us to go to. In the end, we walked so many streets that we finally settled for the restaurant next to the subway. I ordered myself seafood fried rice while Angelique and Brett both got mango curry, Henan and Makaixiang got scallion pancakes, and Kyle ordered meat on the menu. All the food was so good. But to our surprise, we found out later that Kyle had ordered something off the menu without really knowing what it was. It was dog meat, once my host sister translated for me. I was just appalled that I even tried it! Finally, we made it home pretty late, and slept away our very very long day.

Kyle orders bugs

Kyle orders bugs

proof that I ate some of it

proof that I ate some of it

I always love Houhai Scenery

I always love Houhai Scenery

uhm, dog meat, ladies and gentlemen.

uhm, dog meat, ladies and gentlemen.

August 9th and 10th

One week left in China! You know what that means? Make it last! Today, we went to the Summer Palace. After six weeks of teenagers constantly taking photos as a group, by this point we all began to feel tired of posing and making peace signs like we had been for the past few weeks. It was a groggy day, and many of us didn't feel like walking too much. It was still fun to be able to walk and view all the scenery of the palace, but it was too foggy for many sights.

It was odd that we had such a rigorous walking path though! Our tour guide ended up taking us up some very very steep stairs where all of us were hanging on to the railings as if our lives depended on it. Luckily we spoke up and said that this would be impossible. (can't risk spraining my ankle again!) When we got to the area with the stone ship, the place my dad always told me about, I got to try a very interesting delicacy that my friends in Harbin were telling me about: corn ice cream! Don't be fooled by the name, it actually was very delicious and satisfying! I also took this time to fulfill the Stew Leonards bags around the world challenge, and take a photo in front of one of the smaller buildings.

The next day, we spent the entire school day studying for our final exam. After school, Angelique and I took another trip to the hair salon to ask them to fix her perm, since it had already uncurled itself. Attempting to explain that in Chinese was fun!

at Summer Palace somewhere

at Summer Palace somewhere

Summer Palace!

Summer Palace!

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A ship made of stone, it is engineered to float. :)

corn ice cream! (it was actually good)

corn ice cream! (it was actually good)

August 11th

All I can say about today was that it was...confusing? We learned the week before that we'd be performing on a show that would be broadcast-ed on CCTV. We had spent a few days rehearsing the song "Curse of the Chrysanthemum Flower" by Jay Chou and "Mo Li Hua (Jasmine flower)" for this performance! We thought we were going to a television studio, but then discovered that we were at a university. Suddenly, we were asked to take a photo with hundreds of children and some (I guess well known?) figures from different countries. Then, we saw signs that said "World Olympiad Mathematics Contest Consortium Organization." What were we doing here again?

Later, we had realized that we were the American representatives for a supposed "math competition". They asked three Americans to volunteer to go on stage. They didn't believe I was American when I went up to volunteer myself and sent me back to my seat! But the three students from our group that did go up were then given awards. Leigh and Kyle were awarded tied second place in a math contest, and Brett was awarded the gold medal for math. What! We didn't understand anything that was going on! Then, a man came in and announced he was sorry for his "late arrival" and celebrated that next year's presentation of math awards would be in South Korea! We asked a "math coach" what in the world was going on. I guess I won't jump to conclusions, because who knows what was happening?

Either way, we made it back JUST in time to take our final exam! It was no problem for me, it's amazing how much I learned in six weeks! I got a 95 on the test and was happy with that grade :) After school, we hit up KTV one last time to sing and hang out with our host siblings. Then, I spent the rest of my night with my host family.

yup, this is it.

yup, this is it.

Brett takes first place yo

Brett takes first place yo

and Kyle and Leigh take second!

and Kyle and Leigh take second!

all of us singing on stage

all of us singing on stage

confused? yes.

confused? yes.

August 12th, 13th, 14th

Well well, it's our last day of school! I can't believe that it's the end! What I remember most about that day was the fact that I had written a speech about how being Chinese and coming to Beijing really affected me. On the outside, I look like I am Chinese and that I am born here. It surprised me to see how much Chinese I actually knew. I almost started crying talking about how here, I've found a home, a community, so much happiness that I never knew from being so close to my culture and heritage. It's like the song we learned at home in Chinese class this year, 永永远远是龙的传人。Forever and forever, we are Descendants of the Dragon. The farewell/graduation for us was a lot of bittersweet tears. Afterwards, we went to a buffet with Brett, Angelique, and their host siblings, and eventually made our way back home. The last dinner was really really difficult. It was such good food. I tried to pay for the meal to thank them for everything, but they graciously said it was alright. I can't thank them enough for everything though. I packed a lot more, and was really sad that it was all almost an end. The night ended with Henan and I staying up really late trying to finish the multiplayer online game we started, knowing that we wouldn't see each other for a long time. My host mom came in and asked "Why aren't you sleeping, you have a long day." But she said her goodbyes, knowing that she had work when it was time to leave. I didn't know how to thank her for everything. Henan and I got the high score on the game too before going to bed.

I didn't want next morning to come. Leaving my host family is definitely the hardest part of the experience. I learned so much from them, and would love to see them again. I knew they cared once they said at dinner, "if you're ever in Beijing, you know how to get home." 如果你在来北京,你知道怎么回家。Saying goodbye is really so hard. I know some day, I want to return to Beijing. I want to see Henan and everyone again.

closing ceremony!

closing ceremony!

certificatessss

certificatessss

Kyle and I both wearing traditional Chinese clothes that day

Kyle and I both wearing traditional Chinese clothes that day

last dinner with my host family. I miss you all so much &#60;3

last dinner with my host family. I miss you all so much &#60;3

And to say, our trip ended with a bang, as everyone from the other parts of China in the NSLI-Y program reunited! Oh the bonding!

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My life has changed. I love you China. I will be back someday.

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I will be back for you China, I will make a point of it.

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One year after my acceptance.

I still remember everything that happened on my exchange.

It's been a year after I've been accepted by NSLI-Y. I still think it's the most unforgettable experience of my life. I realize that I didn't post my last week.

I just noticed that I wrote half of my last week NSLI-Y/AFS experience, and put notes as to what to write when I finished, so I'll be posting that soon with a few photos!

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It's my last day in China. :(

So I'm sorry for not updating on adventures or pictures in the past week. Don't know if I'll write about them later, because when I wrote it the first time, Travellerspoint decided not to save it. It was my last week in China, I've been busy :O

And now, Friday August 13 is the last day. I miss America and all, but I'll miss China too. I mean, it's the land where my heritage comes from, and this is my first time seeing it with my own eyes. I love my host family, and the time that I've spent here. I really hope that I get to come back again soon, and see my family here again. My Chinese has improved along with my understanding of the culture that I've lived with all my life. I don't want to leave, but I must. This is the first time in my life I've ever had to be independent, and in that time I've learned so much. I'm very happy that I spent my summer here, instead of sitting around at home with nothing to do. I'm fortunate to have this experience and want to share this opportunity with everyone when I get home. There are so many people to thank, and so many people I have graditute for. Right now, I don't have the words to express it. (except maybe in the speech I gave today). I have so many feelings about China left in my heart, but there are no words to express it. I'm going to miss China so much, I'll definitely be back some day.

Saturday I'm getting on the plane at 3:45pm, and am arriving Saturday at about 6pm. (with the 13 hour trip into the past in between). I'll be mentally home sometime in the next week. See ya'll soon.

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No Bungee Jumping? ¡Muy Triste!

rain 85 °F
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I've had a very busy week, but it's been a blast in China! And between my last post and this moment, I'm right now 20 photos away from 2000 pictures. Uploading and tagging these pictures is going to be a PAIN. But I'll have some on Travellerspoint as well. Ok, so this is the past week :D

Monday July 26 and Tuesday July 27
Wow, I can't even remember what hapened these days. I can only remember that Monday was the first day of learning Tai-chi (because I'm refering to last week's schedule in the packet we got O__O). But Tai-chi was so hard to remember without the rhyme/song that the Changzhou kids taught me in Hebei. :D And according to the photos, I went to Wangfujin (western-like shopping district) with Kyle, Angelique, and Brett. Though Kyle left early, the three of us walked around Wangfujin Mall and got Pizza Hut for dinner. I gotta say, I really like pizza hut in China much more than America's Pizza. It's kinda strange. We went to Wangfujin arcade after, then went home. It was so fun that the next day we went to Wangfujin again so we could spend more time in the arcade. This time I went with Becca and Angelique, and then we had Korean food for dinner.

Wednesday July 28
In class, we watched Spirited Away in Chinese with English subtitles. I understood the movie a lot better than when i watched this movie a few years ago. I guess that's because in English we've spent so much time analyzing themes of stories and spotting human nature. Then after school, we went to Hongqiao again. Except this time we were in a bigger Waiguoren (foreigner) group, and I started buying gifts for people in America. I also got a set of Chinese pens and a set of markers. I'm surprised that in US dollars, I only spent $20 getting gifts so far. I plan to get much more after though. =D

Thursday
We had planned to go to the China Nationalities Garden this week, but instead our schedule added a community activity. IN the morning we went on a tour at a Rehabilitation Center. We did Tai-Chi for the people who were using the recreational and sports center, and got to use the facility after. I played tennis for the first time in so long! I basically gotta say that I've gotten much worse... (since I had to take the second half of this year's tennis season to heal my ankle). I also learned that I stink at pool and that my badminton skills work even with a net :D In the afternoon we all went to an SOS Children's Village (it was a building?) that was just built. We thought we'd see children and get to play with them, but in reality they wanted us and our Chinese siblings to help clean some of the rooms. Since the buliding was new, there was a lot of dust and dirt everywhere. Though it wasn't the idea that we all had in mind, I felt good knowing that we gave back by volunteering our time with this activity. Our cleaning up time was short so we got back to school early. Brett, Sean, Angelique, Becca, Henan (my host sister), and I decided to go to Soshow to do some shopping. I ended up getting a nice shirt for 50 yuan (approx. $7 US). The girls helped Sean pick out some clothes, which I thought was fun since none of my guy friends at home would let me do that. He ended up getting a polo (which apparently SO many men in China wear!) and a full suit! I thought it was a nice way to spend my day :D

Friday
It was Qu Laoshi's last day, so we spent only two hours on class and spent the other two watching this Racoon Transformers movie. A lot of the time, our class laughed at all the innuendo that the subtitles had. For example, the Boy Racoons had to stay after class to sit on the rug. Then the pastor racoon (I think) says that the rug is made out of his golden balls. xD We definitely had some fun watching that movie. On the same day, I felt sick in the morning, so I went looking for Tylenol after school. My dad mentioned that Wal-Mart and or 7-Eleven would probably have it. So I trekked all the way to the Walmart (not really knowing where I was going) while dragging Brett, Sean, and Angelique with me. There ended up being NO TYLENOL after spending so much time looking for it. In the end, I decided that I'd try the medicine my host family had in their medicine cabinent.

Saturday
When we went to the zoo last weekend, we noticed a shopping place across the street from it. This week Carrie, Henan, Brett, Angelique and I went back to that area because we heard clothes were cheap there. AND THEY WERE. I got a lot of clothes from there. Including one outfit that I really liked. I also started getting more gifts and stuff. Though I didn't really like the styles they had, there were even shirts sold for 10 kuai each (appox $1.50 USD) and for 5 kuai each (less than $1 USD)! THat's INSANE. At the end of the day, I spent around 217 yuan on clothes and a pair of extremely fake (but good looking) converse like shoes. So basically I ended up getting two shirts, a panda outfit (yes, a panda outfit...), a pair of sneakers, 5 necklaces, three knicknacky things, and two t-shirts (as gifts) for $32 USD. That's GOOD. After shopping, we went to a coffee shop that Carrie recommended. It was awesome because they had swinging chairs! My sister translated a sign that said "You can only sit here if you are accompanied by someone 18 or older." Only Brett and Carrie were 18 so they were basically our parents xD After getting chocolate drinks and juice, the girls went back to my house to make sushi for dinner. Angelique and I also got haircuts at a place near my house. In the end, it was a great day full of friends and family. :D

Sunday
Sunday morning my family and I took a drive up to Xiangshan (Xiang Mountain) to go hiking. Carrie and Angelique came too. We took the "short but hard" path (as my sister called it). It took us almost 2 hours to get to the top, and we were definitely tired as hell when we got to the top of the mountain. We were so lucky that the weather was kind of cool while we were climbing. All the exercise was worth seeing the beautiful view from the top of the mountain. I was really glad that I didn't decide to take the cable car back down when it felt too hard to finish. It took a ton of effort (at least I think so). On the way down, we wanted to take a cable car but it cost 60 kuai per person. In the end, a man near the cable car ticket booth told us that we could pay 30 yuan per person to take a car down the mountain. Carrie stayed, but the three of us thought it was an okay idea. I ended up falling on my butt down a few steps en route to the car. The guy didn't even care that I could barely walk! O__O And it was a misinterpretation; when they said car, they meant van with random strangers with shirts off. The van ride down felt like "a Mexican-Chinese van" as Angelique called it. It was too many people in one vehicle and the driver went faster than the average driver is supposed to go. We FEARED that we'd fall off a cliff. It was insanity. However, we made it back down with enough time for my family, Angelique, and myself to go to Beihai Park.
Really, I spoke too soon about Houhai being the most beautiful place I"ve ever been to. I think Beihai is equally as gorgeous (or maybe even better than) Houhai. Maybe I just like places with water. We rented a boat to ride with the family all around the lake. There was an amazing sunset over the water, and I got to bond a lot by talking to my family. I even drove teh boat for a litle bit! After boating, we walked around the lotus pond (since this time of the summer is the Beihai Park Lotus Festival). Not all the flowers finished blooming yet, but I took pictures of the few that were blooming. I enjoyed spending time with my family, joking around about small things and learning about some of the small facts about the park. I would give a description of Beihai Park (like I did with Houhai) if I wasn't so sleepy. But the pictures should speak for themselves. Finally my parents took our family and Angelique out to eat at a Barbeque restaurant. I tried a lot of different meats (including a squid that looked like Squidward!) and was stuffed to "pregnancy" (a topic we talked about throughout the day). I've heard a lot that I've gotten lucky with the host family that I was chosen to stay with. I totally agree that my host family is just wonderful and fun-loving, and I hope that they're enjoying everythign that we're doing as much as I do! I'm so grateful for their kindness and hospitality :)

Monday
Our liason, Gong laoshi, is now teaching our class for the rest of the two weeks we have left in China. Class is kind of different but as we're getting closer to the final exam I know it's supposed to get quicker. We had Chinese Food class in the morning where we learned about a cool teahouse nearby, and decided we'd all go there some time. It was also Carrie's 18th Birthday! After school we all went to KTV to celebrate her birthday. Though I don't really like to sing I ended up singing more than 5 different songs on the mic; including Long de Chuan Ren (the song that we learned in Chinese class). I really thought that this party was a good way to bond with our Beijing group, and really I had a fun time!

Tuesday
Since Shidu was cancelled last time, we convinced our liason to re-add it to our schedule for today. It's pretty much a recreational place with boating, hiking, and other activities. The bus ride was 2 1/2 hours long. We just played this scamble game on Sean's iPod, listened to iPods, and talked for most of the time. The funniest thing was the "big eyed contest" between me, Angelique, Brett, Becca, and Sean. We had to open our eyes as wide as possible, biggest eyes wins. I lost SO badly. I don't think I even need to explain why. Before going to Shidu, we did our research and it said that there was BUNGEE JUMPING OFF A 48 METER STATION. A lot of us were sooo excited to hear that! We waited for this day to come. And when we saw it on the bus ride to Shidu....the tour guide says it's unsafe and we aren't allowed to go. I'm pretty sure that Sean was the most disappointed by that. We still had a good time riding rafts and climbing the mountain. Mike, Matt, and Kyle even went to the top on a separate path. We had to cross this very long and high-up bridge. I'm sure that I was the loudest scream on there! I started screaming "GET ME OFF THIS BRIDGE! AHH!" and needed my friend Shuai Zhu to hold my hand while crossing the bridge. I have an on and off fear of heights? I mean I love roller coasters and especially Kingda Ka, but I was screaming on this bridge O_O AND I was about to go bungee jumping. Yeah I'm weird. X) I think we were all just tired after Shidu. After the trip, Carrie, Becca, Sean, Angelique, Brett, Gonglaoshi, and I went to the teahouse that the food teacher told us about. It was soo nice. The only thing was that a cup of tea was 80 KUAI. At least the one I ordered. But all the teas were at least 30 yuan I think. Sean and Brett even got the 100 Kuai tea. I guess it's kind of worth it when you get to keep refilling the cup with hot water and the tea leaves. Somehow, we were able to sit there for about three hours...drinking tea. At least we had interesting conversation topics :D We also saw a performance of a martial-art style of pouring tea. It was SO COOL! After leaving the tea house, Becca and Carrie went home, and Gong laoshi took Brett, Sean, Angelique, and me to a Hotpot restaurant. It's so much fun hanging out with Gong laoshi! We talked about so much, and we ate so much food. By the end of teh night I was definitely pooped.

Today (Wednesday)
Henan's cousin came over today to meet me. She is studying Physics and German at Sichuan University. I think she's cool, and she actually has a Facebook! She pays for it though. I'm still looking for a Proxy so I can help Henan make one and add her as a sibiing when I get home. It was interesting talkign to her because she could speak some English as well. Nice meeting her :) In addition, I stayed home sick today (which is why I'm taking the time to write this post). I think the food at the Hotpot restaurant was good, but I ended up getting sick. I probably didn't cook the meat thoroughly enough in the pot. I woke up a few times in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and could barely walk because my stomach hurt so badly this morning. Which led to a lot of sleeping today to rest up. I also had to go to the hospital. It's SUCH a confusing place when you're walking around not knowing the language. I could comprehend some of what the doctor (or nurse?) was saying, but I couldn't really explain too much with the Chinese taht I knew. At first I was in a room where the English translation was "Internal Medicine" and I thought that it was okay. Then they moved me to a different room for "Infectionous Diseases" which is when I started freaking out. They couldn't figure out my Chinese ID number because they didn't exactly believe that I was an American citizen until they called someone to look at my passport. And when they wanted my address I had to write it in because they couldn't translate it into Chinese. All just confusing. In the end, they used vocabulary that we learned in class. Such as 拉肚子 and 黄连素. Which is what my problem was and the medicine I had to take. Just look it up. And I am stuck not being able to eat anything but water and zhou (porridge). Which SUCKS because my Lao lao (grandmother) made so much food that looked good, but I couldn't eat any of it. Hopefully I'll get better soon, and for my family who might be worried; I'm not dead, I'm fine. So I guess this is it for now on my blog. I'll put up pictures and such.

Hey hey hey hey. Only 10 days until I'm back in CT. Hmmm...what if I ditched AFS and hid in China for a year? ;) jk jk. But I DON'T WANNA LEAVE. CHINA IS SO WONDERFUL!

At Pizza Hut with Angelique and Poppa Brett

At Pizza Hut with Angelique and Poppa Brett

Me and Angelique with States in Wangfujin Mall

Me and Angelique with States in Wangfujin Mall

Our Class Doing Taichi

Our Class Doing Taichi

After cleaning the new SOS building

After cleaning the new SOS building

Last day of Taichi Class

Last day of Taichi Class


Me and "Shuai Zhu"

Me and "Shuai Zhu"


Last day with this Chinese Teacherr

Last day with this Chinese Teacherr

Me and Gong Laoshi (our liason)

Me and Gong Laoshi (our liason)

Making our Faces

Making our Faces

Me, Angelique, and Sean

Me, Angelique, and Sean

Henan and me at the Juice Shop

Henan and me at the Juice Shop

Me, Angelique, and Momma Carrie

Me, Angelique, and Momma Carrie

Getting our hair washed xD

Getting our hair washed xD

Sushi that we made

Sushi that we made

My Host Family with Carrie and Angelique

My Host Family with Carrie and Angelique

New Haircut!

New Haircut!

View from Xiangshan

View from Xiangshan

Wishes on Xiangshan Trees

Wishes on Xiangshan Trees

Made it up the mountain!

Made it up the mountain!

Me and Henan

Me and Henan


Henan, Me, Angelique, and Carrie on Xiangshan (Xiang Mountain)

Henan, Me, Angelique, and Carrie on Xiangshan (Xiang Mountain)


Beihai Boating

Beihai Boating


I'm on a boat mothafucka don't you ever forget!

I'm on a boat mothafucka don't you ever forget!

Beihai Boating

Beihai Boating

Henan, me and my Host Mother

Henan, me and my Host Mother


Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower


Another Lotus Flower

Another Lotus Flower

Beihai Sunset

Beihai Sunset

Me and my name in Chinese (Huang Pei Yin)

Me and my name in Chinese (Huang Pei Yin)

BEHAI. Seriously, look at that sunset

BEHAI. Seriously, look at that sunset

Beihaii &#60;3

Beihaii &#60;3

Me, Angelique, and my Host Sister at the Restaurant

Me, Angelique, and my Host Sister at the Restaurant

Happy Birthday Carrie!

Happy Birthday Carrie!


Me, Mike, and Angelique at Carrie's Birthday Party

Me, Mike, and Angelique at Carrie's Birthday Party

Me, Carrie, Rike, and Angelqiue at Carrie's Birthday Party

Me, Carrie, Rike, and Angelqiue at Carrie's Birthday Party


In front of the Waterfall with Grant, Brett, and Angelique

In front of the Waterfall with Grant, Brett, and Angelique

Me and Sean on our Raft at Shidu

Me and Sean on our Raft at Shidu

Standing under the waterfall

Standing under the waterfall

80 YUAN TEA. :O

80 YUAN TEA. :O

Tea Pouring Performance

Tea Pouring Performance

Hotpot Mess

Hotpot Mess

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Warning: Long post, but lots of pictures! (and even a video)

With underlined category titles for your convienence! X)

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Current picture count: 1372

So yeah, I've taken over 1000 pictures so far in my three weeks here. I don't really know how I could've taken so much either. But my Facebook will crash for sure trying to upload these when I get home. In a way, this is a preview of the China pictures before it hits my Facebook :D Either way, I'm halfway done with my trip! I don't wanna leave either! In the past four days I've done so much. I'm sorry if I start babbling and turn this into a long blog. But a lot has happened in 4 days. God I love Beijing :)

School
The latest thing about school is that our class is no longer separated by language abilities, and everyone has a new teacher. In general she's stricter, and makes us give performances if we fool around in class or mess up while speaking in front of the class. In addition, we get Red Stars for good work. I think our new teacher is okay, but I do feel like we're learning more. Although, whenever she felt annoyed I could see it on her face...we're getting another new teacher next week lol. Since this is pretty much school related, I've been working independently on writing a story to practice writing/grammar. It's about a Penguin named Gavin and a Dinosaur named Jasmine who go to Fire and Ice Island for an adventure. It's supposed to be a children's book. Funny thing is that when I wrote my first draft, I remembered learning the word 性 as "nature." I wanted to write that they had a very adventurous nature. But apparently there's another meaning for that word, and it's sex. Instead of the sentence being "They had a very adventurous nature" it turned out to be "They had very adventurous sex." Good thing I had the first 5 pages of my story proofread xD

Also school related, we had a poetry contest in our class. My group (Me, Carrie, Rike, and Sean) really got into it. Watch it at: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTkyNjI1NjM2.html ! There's a password on it, so ask me if you wanna see it! (aka, email me or something)

Qianmen Square
Instead of Badminton, I've been going out to a market near my school called Qianmen Square (I think...) I'm pretty sure everyone went out during lunch so much that now we're allowed to leave campus during break. This place is pretty cool. There's a nice little fountain, small restaurants (including Mcdonalds and KFC...heheheh), a combination of Chinese and American stores, and a bargaining market. In fact I got a nice Pooh Bear bag for 10 yuan! Since Wednesday I've been there everyday and skipped lunch on Friday for Mcdonalds (where the crowded seating led to me ruining the WHITE shirt of the man next to me when I opened a pouch of ketchup. I tried so hard not to laugh and I felt sooo bad). Right now, Qianmen is a key place for hanging during lunch. It's only 10 minutes away!

Hongqiao Market
Wednesday after school I went to Hongqiao Market with Carrie, her sister Xinyue, and Angelique. Carrie and Xinyue left early, but Angelique and I stayed to be attacked by all the vendors who basically said one way or another, "Come buy ______! Cheaper just for you!" I ended up only getting a...PANDA HAT. The ones sold at the Great Wall were 100 yuan and I got mine for 25 (though I should've gone lower...). I also helped Angelique bargain for a wallet and handbag (except each wasn't too much of a bargaining achievment considering I only dropped the price by 7 kuai, I guess I need to shop more for practice...! xD) At the end I went to Weiduomei (Pastry shop) and actually bumped into Carrie and her sister again!

US Embassy
Then on Thursday I encountered some misfortune when I forgot my transportation pass at home. And coincidently I had to go to the US Embassy that day by subway, go back to school, and then take the bus home. I'll never forget it again...haha. But yes, we went to the US Embassy on Thursday! I took one picture outside the Embassy and was stopped by a security guard. So I'm not sure if I can post it, and would rather not risk it. I can say that it was very nice though! The people there wanted to let us know how to be safe in Beijing, who to contact if we get into trouble, and how great a job in the foreign services is. I actually am considering international business from being on this trip. At the end everyone wanted to stay the night at the embassy though, it was that nice xD

Houhai
Then Friday night a group of us decided to go to Houhai. It's a part of Beijing with a lot of restaurants, coffee shop bands, small stores, and especially people. It's known for the lake and having busy nightlife. We ate at a restaurant with our liason, Gong laoshi, where we had dumplings, pork, fried rice, chicken/vegetables, and hanging beef pot. Sooo good! By the time we finished eating, it was already nighttime. Then the remaining people of our group just walked around the lake. I could stop here, but I have to say this about Houhai. I swear, this is probably one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen! I loved the sunset. When I was eating my frozen yogurt with blueberries and pineapples, I just looked at the sunset over the water and just thought about how happy I was to see it. I don't think the pictures could capture the greatness of this scene or what I felt, but I'll still post them with some hope that people know what I'm talking about. I compared the last "amazing sunset" declaration from being on a boat during Philadelphia trip in 8th grade watching a sunset. It's now second place to Houhai in Beijing China. There's just something about but being in China, watching a sunset like you're in the country but with an urban feeling with it. Just amazing. I feel like I'm babbling about the sunset, but I just loved it. And even at night, the atmosphere of Houhai just blew my mind. I kept taking pictures and saying "I Love Chinaaa" in my head (maybe it slipped out a few times too hahah). Imagine this. A sea of flouresant lights with people walking around under them. The lake is still and reflecting this rainbow of wonderfulness as the moon glows on. In the distance you hear the water move just a bit as a Chinese woman floats by on a boat playing a Chinese flute. Passing by another part of the lake you catch a band trying to debut themselves in a bar as you see people sip their drinks. So many bars and clubs, but you can't feel anything bad about that. The air smells of barbeque from the grills and of a smoke that can't annoy anyone too much. The night is young, as the people walk on by enjoying the night or drive by on a small bike. It's warm but not too warm, and a slight breeze rolls on by to say hi. You sit down and order an ice cold coconut drink. As the first sip reaches the taste buds of your tongue, you admire the night once again. WOW that was a long rant about my night at Houhai, but I loved it so much. I know that I'm going to Houhai one more time before I leave China, and that I'm gonna ride a boat with my friends! If these pictures don't match my description, then you gotta see it for yourself. =]

Beijing Zoo
Saturday I went to Beijing Zoo with Carrie, Xinyue, my host sister Henan, and Angelique. That day was so hot! Thank god we got cold drinks at Carrefour nearby. All the animals were fun to see! Though it was kind of disappointing to see that there isn't too much respect for the animals at the zoo. Someitmes people would bang the glass to make the animal come out. If I saw it again, I would wanna tell them "停!不行!“ Which means, "Stop! Not okay!" After figuring out that phrase I didn't get to use it though...haha. I was kind of mad that we had to pay 10 kuai to see the penguins, but it was worth it because I absolutely LOVE penguins! I was really excited to see the pandas too! I mean, why go to China without seeing a Panda? The aquarium that came with our ticket was kind of disappointing, because it was basically just a bunch of fish that looked the same. Took a lot of pictures though, (which contributed to the 1000+ photos of this trip...) Overall, good day at the zoo! I was practically dead when I got home and fell asleep until dinner.

Going to the most unique house
Today (Sunday) I went to the home of my host mother's friend. It's especially big. And the most wild part is that he owns all these animals! He owns lions, peacocks, ostriches, ducks, black and white swans, bears, monkeys, antelopes, meese, sheep, OH MY! It was insane seeing all these animals all over his property. He even gave me an ostrich egg to take home (though I don't know what exactly I'll do with it...) I also fed monkeys and bears and played with the lion. (Oh yeah, they're in cages so I didn't fear dying unless someone broke the cage). Overall, it was like going to the zoo all over again! There was more interaction here. It's just as good as the Beijing Zoo (but if this guy had a Panda, his house of a zoo would win xD) I met some of the owner's relatives (or friends? They call everyone by Aunt/Uncle and Cousin here, even if they're not related). They had children whom were in college or starting college in the fall. I taught them to play Bullshit with cards since we had a lot of time and they taught me how to play 13 (since I pretty much failed at it in Chinese class this year...). It was basically a lot of down time for me to relax from being tired at the zoo yesterday.

Well this is pretty much it. I think this is enough to put into a summer reading log...haha. But the part you've probably been waiting for (or have skipped to) the pictures! Putting up extra considering I've taken 1000 in China so far. Now it's time for another week in glorious China! 再见 for now!

Chinese Tongue Twisters

Chinese Tongue Twisters

Me at a Fountain in Qianmen

Me at a Fountain in Qianmen

Qianmen with Kyle, Becca, and Angelique

Qianmen with Kyle, Becca, and Angelique

Hongqiao Pearl Market

Hongqiao Pearl Market

Hutongs Near Houhai

Hutongs Near Houhai

Houhai Kitty (This is for my kitty lovers at home!) =D

Houhai Kitty (This is for my kitty lovers at home!) =D

Me and Angelique at Houhai

Me and Angelique at Houhai

Houhai Sunset

Houhai Sunset

Houhai Sunset with Boating

Houhai Sunset with Boating

Me, Carrie, and Rike at the Yogurt Shop

Me, Carrie, and Rike at the Yogurt Shop

Dinner at the Houhai Restaurant

Dinner at the Houhai Restaurant

Houhai at Night

Houhai at Night

Houhai at Night Again

Houhai at Night Again

Houhai Exceeded my Expectations

Houhai Exceeded my Expectations

Chinese Milk-man =)

Chinese Milk-man =)

PENGUINN!

PENGUINN!

PANDA!!!

PANDA!!!

Yes, I got a Panda Hat =)

Yes, I got a Panda Hat =)

Lest Suddeness Happens!

Lest Suddeness Happens!

Me, Carrie, and Angelique at the Beijing Aquarium

Me, Carrie, and Angelique at the Beijing Aquarium

My Host Family at the Family Friend's House =)

My Host Family at the Family Friend's House =)

Feeding the Monkeys

Feeding the Monkeys

THIS GUY OWNED A BEAR! :O

THIS GUY OWNED A BEAR! :O

I got an Ostrich Egg!

I got an Ostrich Egg!

Thanks for reading!

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Ah, here are those pictures I promised

Sorry this is a bit late!

Here are the pictures from my weekend trip to Hebei and day out at Wuzhong Middle School/Longtan Park! :)
(P.S. The "ARE YOU SEEING RED" Shirt with a Large C on the back of it is NOT a Communist shirt. It's a shirt from my high school in Connecticut. Hahah)

Awesome Conference Room (until we got kicked out)

Awesome Conference Room (until we got kicked out)

Me, Brett, and Sean with our Chinese Teachers at the CEAIE-AFS Conference, Hebei University

Me, Brett, and Sean with our Chinese Teachers at the CEAIE-AFS Conference, Hebei University

Me, Grant, and some Chinese AFS students we met at the AFS Party.

Me, Grant, and some Chinese AFS students we met at the AFS Party.

Me, Angelique, and some girls we met at the AFS party

Me, Angelique, and some girls we met at the AFS party

Me and Sara! (and Lauren in the back =D)

Me and Sara! (and Lauren in the back =D)

Man Breathing Fire at the Restaurant

Man Breathing Fire at the Restaurant

Scene from the Bus Ride to Wuzhong Middle School

Scene from the Bus Ride to Wuzhong Middle School

My Host Sister (He nan) and Me in a Peking Man Cave

My Host Sister (He nan) and Me in a Peking Man Cave

Me, Angelique, and Becca

Me, Angelique, and Becca

The Wuzhong Students with American Exchange Students

The Wuzhong Students with American Exchange Students

Our group at the park

Our group at the park

At Longtan Park

At Longtan Park

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