Day Five

Today on the terrace, the view was amazing. The sun's rays filtered through the clouds in yellow, then orange-pink, illuminating the sky and casting a gentle glow on parts of the mountains. Clouds drifted across the sky leaving small gaps of blue. I think this was the warmest morning so far. I'll upload pictures as soon as I get a camera connector, I promise. After 'terrace time', Sabrina and I went on a photo hunt; we went from place to place within the Linden Center taking pictures. I was satisfied with almost all the pictures I took, that is, the pictures I took that I didn't delete. There was an array of colorful flowers, now transfered into an image on my camera. Sabrina managed to get a picture of a bird's nest, with a bird too! I got a bird, but on a rooftop, not with his/her nest. I went to the bar to get a glass of water (Jan, who works there, is extremely kind and lets me get water whenever I want, as long as I return the glass before I leave the Linden Center). I thought bottles of wine would make a good photoshop project, so I took photos of these too. We pretty much alternated between schoolwork and break from 2:00 to 6:00.

Day Five was one of the most enjoyable days here. Maddie O, Harrison, and I walked through the bean fields, which were huge. We didn't know which paths led to dead ends and which led to the main road, so we were stuck in there for quite a while. Harrison suggested we walk out pressed to the wall of a house (like a scene from Mission Impossible), which worked. And we practiced calligraphy. I learned to write a horizontal line four ways; two of which actually looked good, but only one of which worked almost all the time. I practiced my line, until I was sure it looked acceptable. At night, I played pool with Madeline C and table tennis with Sabrina and Maddie O. 

I definately think participating in all the activities in the center (using the rec room and library for calligraphy as well as books, evening activities, movie night) and exploring all the possible options in the center (photo hunts, stargazing, strolling in the sunshine) is something I'll do again and often.


Hi! My name is Audrey... I'm really excited about Microcampus. I've never been to an area like that, and I'm looking forward to the fresh air and nice weather. I hope to learn how the people there live, as well as exploring the area and comparing it to Shanghai. Hopefully, I'll gain a great experience out of this trip.