Stacy in China 2
I am going to attempt to use better English in this blog. My mom told me that I was writing terribly and at times I find myself speaking in broken English! I am trying hard to not speak in a limit of English words in order to help the Chinese students become more fluent! Today was another great day of shopping! I really enjoy the shopping here but to be honest I am beginning to get sick of it... I barter for everything at the little shops and even a few times in a mall area! I wonder if when I get home I will feel the need to barter the prices?
I am starting to feel a little annoyed by the amount of people of people who point and seem to talk about us! I have had a number of people take my picture and a few have even came up to me and asked for my picture. Now I understand how celebrities somewhat feel like!
Everyday seems to hold a new adventure! I am glad that our group gets along so well because it allows everything to flow easily... Although at times it is hard because we have a large group trying to get around this city! Last night we had a blast hanging out in Morg and Wes's room. Lu came and hung out with us. We danced for a little bit and he showed me this type of dance called popping. He found a video and showed me what the professionals look like. The Chinese students don't drink nearly as much as we do! I feel as though at all times we are searching for beer, only to find that they have only a few cold ones and have to sell us warm beer. I think a lot of us are becoming used to this whole warm beer. Although I am making us sound like we are all drunks... but I think we are just enjoying the new culture! Anyway, the Chinese do not seem to drink the volume that Americans do!
Today I felt a little homesick... Its hard to know that I just can't call home and hear my parents voices... One, its hard because we have opposite time zones, two, because I am out and about and don't have Morgs computer to call from and three, because I am trying to do this whole dependent thing... Hmmm that may not be working out so well yet. I can't imagine being in this country alone... I would never be able to get around. The Chinese students have been such a help! I am so thankful that Lily took us around shopping today. She is able to speak English and is a great translator! I am looking forward to our night tonight. We are planning to hang out with some Chinese students and go bowling! I hope they find us helpful in the development of their English.
I miss and love everyone at home and I am super excited to continue making memories with everyone on the trip!