So I end up writing the best story of my life, but tried uploading an image, and failed... Here is take number two...
Relationship building. I have never experienced a very strong bond with many people in my life. I now take friendship for granted, and want to keep in contact with everyone I see for now on... (re-edit my Facebook friends list? lol) The first story I wanted to talk about was how Dr. Li was talking about keeping relationships with everyone you meet. I first see this as our group member Mike immediately hit it off with one of the Chinese students. This girl is very pretty, and I am glad I was able to see this relationship build very quickly. Right away, they both end up talking about US currency compared to Chinese currency. Although in the past I have been a terrible story teller, I got to snipe some pictures of both of them while they were in deep discussion.
Related to relationship building, we see an American speaking. When we was done laying down his Mandarin skills with this girl, I decide to try and spark some conversation. This man, Spencer, has been in an immersion program for nearly a year, started in August and is leaving in the end of July. While talking, he gave us some very great stories, which I will have to try and tell you fellow readers instead of trying to type it. Beware of my storytelling skills... The discussion was so good, as he kept talking to us about the Asian culture, some differences, and the lady life. This reminded me of Mike, and how he hit off with his Asian lady friend. Spencer starts talking to us about how the Girls in China are more of the INSTANTANEOUS love, as they want to marry you in the first day of meeting you. I thought this was very crazy, as I see the American culture more of as the process of dating, relationship building, etc.
I felt this was awesome of how a foreigner such as ourselves was immersed in Chinese culture like this, as he said himself that he was excited to see what has changed in America during his year long tour in China. I was so glad to meet him. Samuel from Kansas City, thanks for the unbelievable stories! Hope to hear from him soon, as I had to give my "business" card to him.