Sunday, May 13, 2012

China Videos

Hey guys! I'm going to try to post a blog entry either today or tomorrow with some pictures and explanations, but while I'm working on that. Here are some of the videos I've uploaded on my youtube channel so far on this trip.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tai Po Sam Yuk

Good morning everyone, or good evening to those of you in the US. I wanted to first apologize for the weird fromat my last blog post was in. That post was done in the dark on my iPad with an unstable internet connnection, so I had to make it fast.

I am currentlyl sitting in the library of Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School's library. My group and I are waiting to be shown to the first class of the day and I am debating which class I want to visit. Considering the options I have available to me I am seriously leaning towards their Economics class. I think it would be interesting to see what a Seventh Day Adventitst private school in Hong Kong teaches economics as opposed to the economic teachings I have been introduced to in the US.

Since we got into Hong Kong a day late we will only be staying with the students for until 12:10pm before meeting up with Dr. Allen (our sponser) to explore some of Hong Kong and attend a high tea. I will be sure to take some pictures to upload. Today will certaintly be an adventure. One that I am sincerely looking foward to.

Until next time be sure to visit my youtube channel where I will be posting videos on my youtube channel and updating my status on my facebook and twitter pages. Be sure to check those out for a better idea of what I'm doing as I'm doing it.


Hong Kong Arrival: A Brief Recap and Thoughts

We finally made it to Hong Kong!!!! After all the crazy delays and being rerouted what seemed like a million times (even though it was just a few) we finally made it to the Tai Po Samyuk Secondary School where we will each be shadowing a student for the day.I have mixed feelings about this part, mainly because we lost our "free day" in Hong Kong to explore. The flight from LAX to the Hong Kong airport was a little over 14 hours long. During which time I spent sleeping and watching movies (I was way behind due to school keeping me busy). The food wasn't raw but it was plant based and had some fruit with it. My stomach did not feelnall that great afterwards since it isn't used to eating cooked grains and beans for 3 straight meals. I miss all my yummy sweet fruit but It looks like on this trip I'm not going to get to stay LFRV on this trip but I'm going to try to eat as much fruit as I can get a hold of and remain a plant-based eater when it is unavailable. I just remind myself that when I go.home for the summer after this trip with the Union Scholars, it will be watermelon, mango, and tomato season back at my house where I can have all the fruit I desire. Until then, when I do have Internet available again I will try to post my daily journal entries (required by the Union Scholars program for this trip) as well as a few pictures. It's late now though and I need to be up early. Good night or good morning to you all! :)