We were recovering from our tiredness during the camping trip. I thought now was a great time to catch up on my work, and I discovered an amaxing book about the Miao/Hmong embroidery on clothing in the Yunnan area. It was useful, and I want to scan some of the pictures. The patterns are so cool! I liked the geometric ones. I also reviewed my interview with a Miao lady selling embroidery, and I've posted pictures here (though it might be blurry due to camera settings). Please check out my inquiry project pages!
Also, today morning, we went on a bike ride. It was awesome, as we weren't racing and could go at a leisurly pace. We did a 'v-formation', like birds in the sky. We also did single file, double file and triple file. We rode on road that was mostly smooth, and took two trails. The first one, we went to a mosque. It was pretty cool that the building was still standing, but it's quite run-down. There were numerous statues; probably glazed porcelain, and the creepier ones kinda freaked me out. We visited an aqueduct structure on the second trail, and dipped our feet into the aqueduct! Oh well, the water gets filtered. It was like a 'natural' spa, but the water was freezing! It was one of those one-of-a-kind experiences that we often get here at Microcampus. Overall, it was a chill and work day.
Pictures 1: Miao/Hmong Embroidery
Picture 2: Miao/Hmong Embroidery