Day 5: Time Management

Today was our day to catch up on school, projects, and blogging. I basically did schoolwork the whole day, and talked to my friends via email. I feel like I haven't been talking to people back home enough, haha. For lunch today we ate at sifangjie, and Madeline Chen and I ate Xizhou BaBa, which gets better every time I eat it! Sometimes it's too oily, sometimes too sweet! At the end of the night, Madeline, Katie, Maddie, Sabrina, Audrey and I decided to go back to the Guesthouse to watch a movie we picked out the day before, but instead, we stumbled upon the Linden Centre staff dancing! We decided to join in. At least for one song. But it turned into a ton! We danced to cotton eyed joe, billie jean, and a ton of other dances. It was interesting to see how well the staff danced! At school dances, all we do is jump up and down. All in all a great day. 


Dancing at the Llinden Center

Dancing at the Llinden Center sounds too fun, as do all your days.   What movie were you goingto watch.   Tulsa is very beautiful right now--beautiful weater, redbud and dogwood trees, forsythia, tulips, daffodils and much more. 

This is your granddad

This is your granddad checking in Maddy solely for the purposes  of letting you know how much I admire and respect what you are doing at the Linden Center and how much I love you.  When I was your age, I had never, with very minor exceptions, been out of my hometown.  You are truly a citizen of the world and I am  very proud of you.

  Keep up the good work.  And always remember!  CALL ME if you need me.  LU, granddad


You must be eating a heck of a lot of it! If sometimes it is too sweet and sometimes too oily, there must be a great deal of variation in the recipe. Is it a staple?

Hello, I'm Madeleine. I was in the pilot Microcampus program in 2012. In Xizhou, I researched Bai Minority Clothing because of my interest in the patterns and embroidery on Bai clothing. Though a seemingly lackluster topic, I found that my project became less and less about clothing, and more about the preservation of traditions in a village that is becoming more and more exposed to the world outside of the valley. I welcome you to take a look at my project, and see how my ideas and thoughts had developed over the course of a month!