Day Eight

I slept in again, and then played pool. I'm getting better at it; the cue ball doesn't fall in the hole all the time anymore. I also practiced my calligraphy (yes, the horizontal line I learned last time). Sabrina and I went to Si Fang Jie (the square) for lunch, and ate wontons with clear soup. We tried a new food special to the Bai minority. It was a soup-pudding dessert, made with rice, rose sugar, and papaya. I enjoyed everything except for when I ate too much papaya, because I don't exactly enjoy the friut. But it was tasty overall and a new experience. I noticed that the Bai minority use roses in their food. The sweet version of XiZhou BaBa (the local pancake meal) has rose and red bean, and this soup pudding has rose sugar. Rose actually tastes slightly sweet and tangy. The wontons and soup pudding are definately an option if we return to Si Fang Jie. It's a healthy meal and not overly filling.

At night, we celebrated Madeline birthday (happy birthday Madeline, if you're reading this)! At night, we had a delicious and faintly nutty chocolate cake from the bakery Sweet Tooth (previously mentioned as the home of Dali's best chocolate chip cookie), and fruits. Chocolate tastes delicious with bananas, by the way. We also had honeydew melon, tangerines, and apples. It was a nice before-bed snack.



Maybe you could then look into rose as one of the food that you study that might be good tothe body in your inquiry project! That would be applicable and interesting to learn. Mom.

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.