Because we are going through the Fulbright program, we have to fulfill certain requirements. One of these requirements is to meet with various directors and principles from surrounding schools and Shaan’Xi Normal University. We sat in a boardroom and discussed our ideas for group projects to bridge the gap between the Chinese and the American culture. We discussed using various types of music, movies, cooking, and even common misconceptions between the two. The board of directors loved our ideas. Afterwards they invited us to go out to eat at the dining hall for a banquet.
Later that day we had our classes. Since I’m in the speaking and listening part of the five-week program we have both a speaking and listening class. We alternate those as each day passes for 3 hours a day. Afterwards we have our modern Chinese history through documentary movies class. It’s been a very intense first couple of days.
And once my roommate Mike and I got back to the dorm, we encountered a problem. We had both had beef noodles while earlier and we dumped the remaining water and bits and pieces of remnants down the sink. So, when we returned the sink was clogged. I had tried to unclog it, and before I knew it, the elaborate plumbing system fell apart and dumped water all over the bathroom floor. We asked the people at the front desk to send someone up 3 times before it actually happened. But lets just say brushing your teeth in the shower sure is a strange experience.