Afterwards we went to lunch at the 51 Fengxiang Restaurant. We were served interesting yet good food. We are still getting used to seeing duck tongue sitting in front of us at the dinner table but each day that we see it, it gets easier to look at without scrunching up our faces. Following lunch we went back to Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic (our hotel) where we were supposed to play Ping-Pong with some of the Wanxiang student ambassadors but unfortunately we couldn't because it was exam day for them. So instead we simply relaxed in our rooms until it was time for dinner. Immediately following dinner we attended a dough sculpturing class. During the class, we learned how to sculpt pandas out of clay-dough. At first it was challenging to master but we made do. We are wrapping up our eventful yet exciting day by just relaxing in our hotel rooms watching movies and hanging out with our fellow ambassadors and we are eager for the upcoming days.
Though our once in a lifetime trip is ending in 3 days, we are positive that there are much more fun, energizing and knowledge gaining events planned for us within the short time we have left. We couldn't have had this outstanding and extravagant opportunity without the Chicago Urban League, United Airlines, the China United States Exchange Foundation, Wanxiang America and many more supporters. We’re not even sure that everyone who helped us get to this place, here in China, can understand what a life changing opportunity we have at the grasp of our fingertips. So thank you all, for changing our lives forever and for the better. Until we get back to the States, Zaijian (goodbye)!
~Caleb Smith & Kameron Irvin