21.05.2009 - 21.05.2009
May 21, 2009
Christa and I eventually changed our rooms because our room had a crappy lock and we could never unlock it to get back in unless we asked a housekeeper to use the master key. Now that the bathroom light works, we see how dirty the bathroom is. It'll take some getting used to. I have two papers to write everyday for class. I'm trying with a lot of effort to keep up with the readings. I like that our class size is smal and that we all know each other by now. Later in the day we met our Chinese buddies. My friend's name is Linda who is a freshman in clinical medicine. She's a little shy, understandably (I myself was shy as a freshman...still sort of am...) I also befriended her friend Susan who is of the same major.
Zhengzhou's campus makes me miss the traditional university campuses so much They have their own humanmade pond. Wowsers. And they have so many bakeries and markets and clothing stores because they're so far our from downtown (about a 30 minute drive). I'd like to explore more of the campus soon. Around dinner time, they treated me ( I politely turned them down but it's in the Chinese way to be persistent about treating) and I had dumplings and jiaozi. They were impressed that I knew how to use chopsticks. I guess from their perspective they don't put a lot of faith in America reaching out to explore other cultures. But then again, we gave them a reason to think that. Christa has gone out to a banquet for faculty and student assistants and I forgot where the cafeterias are so I went to get some ramen at the market. It tastes okay...alright, kinda ick. Christa has developed some sort of sore throat and cough. I hope she feels better :/