Tonight was a wonderful experience while visiting China! The group dinner at the Korean restaurant next to the Hotel added to the cultural experience of visiting China. Not only are we learning about the chinese culture, tonight we were exposed to some new cultural customs from Korea. This included the barbeque dinner style, the preparation of the meal and the pre-meal appetizers, to the selection of foods (dog included), to the after dinner treats. It really helps having such great guides in Jason and Reena. Reena has helped so much, as has Jason, in allowing us to get the most out of our time in Tianjin. Another cultural experience came when our group threw in some additional money expecting to tip the server, but when Reena said it was not necessary we decided to try and give the money to her to show our appreciation for her help that evening. She REFUSED diligently, saying that it was her "honor." This just shows how the chinese culture is much different than the one we come from.