Today was our last day of class. There was not any lecture planned for this class, rather it consisted of several presentations by the students in our class. Each group had to pick a topic that's specific to Chinese culture and explain and evaluate it's significance to the Chinese people. My group decided to research Martial Arts. As a class we witnessed a fantastic Martial Arts show by a group of students at a local university. We were so blown away that we decided to research and find out more about it. Our group had finished the powerpoint for our presentation the night before and we were prepared for our presentation. My roommate and I were running a couple of minutes late, so arrived to the business building a few minutes after the rest of our class.
We took the elevator up to the normal location of our lectures. Once we arrived to the classroom the doors were locked and it looked like no one was inside. We were confused and a little worried, so we went down to lobby and were lucky enough to run into Lisa, one of the program's employees. She told us that the classroom location had changed and guided us to the other side of the building. We arrived to the classroom during the middle of the first presentation. My roommate and I were quietly opening and preparing our powerpoint for the presentation. An issue arrived, we did our whole presentation on google docs which couldn't be accessed in the university. We could only do one thing, and that was to find a place to open google docs and download our powerpoint in the "powerpoint" format.
I sprinted back to the hotel with only a little time until it was our turn to present. I know we usually turn heads here because they hardly ever see Americans, so it must have been a little odd to see one sprinting down the street in a nice button-down shirt. I got back to my room, downloaded the document and emailed it to my roommate. As a "precaution" I brought my computer with in case all else failed. I sprinted back to the university with my computer wrapped in my button down shirt. As I reached the classroom I put my shirt back on and walked in sweating bullets. The powerpoint worked and we were able to present it to the class. I was sweaty, my shirt was wrinkled and out of place, but I think it went alright.