Trip to ShaPing! We went shopping in ShaPing (pronounced somewhat similarly by the way). I walked around surveying the goods of the vendors in this weekly market. There was fresh produce, fruits, meat being butchered on the spot, local embroidery and jewelry, household items, plastic stuff like Crocs (fake?), buckets, et cetera, and sweet treats. After sampling several local biscuits and a wafer, I bought some crackers with sesame and sugar, as well as a sunflower seed biscuit. According to Madeline C. and Madeleine V, the "world's best apples" were sitting in a fruit stall, so I bought five apples, as well as three bananas. On a random note, I saw a lot of spicy pepper vendors, and took a photo of a man grinding the peppers up.
We had a multitude of exotic dishes on out table at lunch. Crickets were the first dish; I didn't try any. But I did try a pancake with flower buds in it. It tasted slightly bitter, and I didn't like it much, but that might be because it was my first time eating it. Another dish was vegetables with tree bark. To be honest, I did not enjoy this meal as much as the other meals I've had here.
Another Random Note: I sometimes feel time-constricted. I mean, it's great here and all, but I wish we had more time to do our work. Between service learning, staff interviews, inquiry projects, both written and video blogs, and our school work, I think we need way more time to do all that stuff and eat, shower, and most importantly, sleep as well.