Today I found out what it must be like to be famous. After a fun day of teaching, we visited the Mianyang Fule International school. For starters we were welcomed and taken on a tour of the school, seeing the students dormitory, cafeteria, gymnasium and more! Afterwards we headed into their auditorium for some performances which included; three dance pieces, two songs sung by the school choir, a kung fu performance by the martial arts students and a piece performed by student musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. It was so welcoming and entertaining I felt very humbled and honored to be visiting their school. But the fun doesn’t end there, after the performances multiple of our students were asked on stage to participate in some of the acts. Tommy and Katie did some Kung fu, Julia and Andrew played an instrument (that I really need to find the name of) and Dr.Paik, Tommy, Allie, Elda and I were lucky enough to receive beautiful hand written scrolls. After all this fun, we were told to mingle with the students, and when I say mingle I mean bombarded by 300 students. They were excited and eager to teach us; singing, dance, piano, take us to their classes, talk with us, take photos with and of us and get our autographs. It was overwhelming I have to say, but in a really great way. Like I said we had about 30 minutes of fame, and I for one really enjoyed myself. Following this we headed to dinner hosted by the school. It was one of the nicest dinners we have had on this trip, with more dishes than 30 people can finish. Including dishes I have never imagined of trying before but loving, like pigeon and ducks blood. On our way back to campus we stopped at the Yuewang tower and went up up up to the 15th floor to get a 360 degree view of Mianyang. We could see where two rivers meet, and two bridges. We saw skyscrapers and a magnificent LED light show across all the buildings. We watched the sky get dark and the lights get brighter. I have never seen anything quite like it. After taking another bunch of pictures we headed back to campus. Maybe we won’t be signing anymore autographs but we will be signing onto the blog. Stay posted for more from Mianyang to Cali.
Please check out more information about our school visit at: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/AM1J0bKn0nW9TconHIzmNg