Day Eleven

I went to visit a traditional Chinese herbalist doctor today afternoon. His clinic is a small room, with a shelf of drawers filled with cao yao, or herbal medicine. He explained to me about the 'five elements', or earth (tu), fire (huo), wood (mu), water (shui), and metal or gold (jin), and how they each relate to different parts of your body. Thave to work in harmony; this is the basis of traditional Chinese medicine. Anyways, there will be a more detailed description of what I fould out in my phase 2 part of my inquiry project. I looked at the herbs in the drawers, and I found out that there's a mountain that tons of local herbs grow on, and I hope that we can go there on an overnight hike that's part of our 4-day-3-night spring break camping trip.

Another actvity I tried for the first time today was martial arts, jiujitsu or something pronounced similarly. But I didn't exactly do much, because I was at the doctor's clinic when it started. I learned two moves though, but I'm not sure if I can do it correctly. That's basically it for today.

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.