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Chinese New Year of the Pig

By February 17, 2019February 18th, 2019Marriott Tianjin China Program – Spring 2019

Where should I start, the last couple weeks have been nothing short of amazing. We got to take some time off from our school schedule and were on a break for two whole weeks! These two weeks were just the perfect length to get in the spirit of Chinese New Year and get prepared for school, this is the year of the pig. I had originally planned to go to Shanghai during the break, but due to unfortunate events, I had to stay back and take care of some business. Even though I didn’t travel throughout the break, I still had a great time. I got to hang out with some friends around the city. I even got to a chance to become more familiar with the city. I had brought my film camera from back home, and it’s been a blast shooting around the city, although I have yet to get the reel’s developed.

Also, because I have an online classes this semester, it would be difficult to be traveling while having to stay up with the course work. I have no regrets about staying back – it was a very well needed time for me to relax and just be free of mind. Now we are back in school and back to getting to the course work so I will probably be traveling less; it doesn’t help that it is still pretty cold out. The next few weeks will be packed with midterms and upcoming projects, but I still hope to get out and visit new places and partake in activities. This semester has been very different than my previous one. This could be due to the new season, also the new faces of my colleagues. I have had such an interesting time with the people around me and look forward to building that connection throughout the semester.

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