Before class, we learbed what our chinese names would be. The chinese students initially shared their ne=ames and what they represent. Christina told me that since her birth date was on the 14th, very unlucky, her parents names her Good Luck. The girl Joyce's name seemed to imply that her father wanted a son to ensure that the family money would be passed on. I like how the names represent something so literal.
After c;lass we went and purchased Chinese burgers. The thing that I noticed for the first time since being here is that they have no taxes on food or anything that we bought at the markets. This then made me wonder how does the governnment raise money? Do they have income tax, property tax, or are businesses taxes. In America taxes are partly used to create programs that will help the lives of its citizens like Welfare. In class we were told that volunteering or giving back to the community was rare. So I guess what I really want to learn more about is how does the government operate over here.