I’m writing here very low on sleep as this is the first day back from China. I was unable to sleep very well because I’m still in China time. Anyways I have had a lot to think about what I have learned these past 3 weeks in China. There are many things I can talk about but one thing that stood out to me was how much Chinese people cared for each other. This was shown as we would go for group dinners for a Chinese meal. We would eat family style which meant nobody got an individual plate. We all share a group of dishes that was brought out for us. This is a great way for people at the table to interact with each other as we are all trying the weird food like cow tongue or squid. It is a great way to meet new people as Chinese dinners normally last longer than the average American one.
Another example of Chinese people caring is how a group of us went on a bike ride one of the days. My chain fell and before I was able to get off the bike there was already a man willing to help fix it. As we were trying to fix it many other people also came and asked if they could help. This just showed how so many Chinese people cared and are willing to help someone in need of it.
Overall this was a great experience that I will never forget. I will always remember the Chinese culture and all of the lessons I have learned here!