Day 2: Punday

It is only the second day of our Microcampus journey, and we have already began to show signs of our bonds beginning to grow stronger. Today was full of funny moments, including Mr. T's overload of puns and an unexpected fall by me as well. Me, along with 7 other students in my group, worked together to play a special version of badminton. It involved 6 students standing in different corners of a star and finding the longest ways to keep the birdie from touching the ground. The rules included, having to pass to the person 2 spots to the left, and then proceeding to that same person's spot afterwards. Out of the blue, I was just happily standing there and made the deadly decision to take one step forward.. bad idea. Next thing I knew, my knees and palms were smacked against the rock hard ground. Flashbacks began to come back to me as I regained balanced and realized I had slipped on a cone. In the end, at least I could use my clumsiness to make everyone laugh and smile for a short moment. For I did say that I would offer to share my positivity to the Extreme Team during our circle at the airport yesterday. Also, to end our long day of touring XiZhou, we watched a documentary on a group of activists that went around China filming and trying to express their opinions on dams and democracy. Especially how it impacted the surrounding environment and people. It was all very motivating and had me even more interested to start working on my inquiry project and also getting the chance to start taking more photographs of the natural surroundings. 

Hey, my name is Nicole and I am currently 13 years old. I was born in San Francisco, California and my parents are from Taiwan. Throughout my life I have moved 5 times so I am a pretty social butterfly. Leadership and taking risks are things that I feel confident at. Photography, dance, and swimming are my hobbies and passion. I had a very delightful time exploring new cultures on my microcampus experience in XiZhou and will miss it deeply!