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davidsong971
Jul 31, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
Today was a disappointing day, as a result of watching a crowded, outdated stepdown of the Smithisonian museums, no intrest in the art museum, and the constant shower of shopping over the past few days. Now moving forward from the daily update of touring of Shanghai, I would like to talk more about the leadership camp. Talking more in depth about leadership, there should be more opportunites and "exposure" to express and grow leaders. To my opinion leaders or leadership cant be developed over a span of 4 days. I believe that holding the camp at 10-14 days would outreach the leadership abilities. This would also make leading make a more natural "call", compared to the voting we did to choose the leader. Furthermore developing into this, there should be more activities or opportunities done by the group to even more enhance leadership chances , and not to make it a "one time opportunity". Next on, I will move to a small, yet important aspect of the camp: camp life. First, the free or lesiure time. With more free time with your group, this can promote a more natural, not tense and shy enviroment. Next on, wifi. I cannot tell you the amount of problems of not getting enough of data of research due to the lack of data or data limits. Sharing a hotspot with 10 people is a struggle. With actions or considerations for these suggestions, this camp could be a lifetime experience. Thank you for reading my posts throughout the week, leave a like if you enjoyed!🙂
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davidsong971
Jul 30, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
Today was a very eye opening experience. Although some MINOR disappointments(the crowdedness and KFC), i found today and the previous days as an increase of cultural understandment of China. Just like many others, I would generalize China as a overpopulated, poverty driven, and a disgusted place. But through the learning of history(museums) and the amazing scenic sight seeings i feel appreciative and understandment of how this country became to be over the years. To see what the country has been through since the past thousands of years; to see the beutiful calmity and relaxing gardens, or such a large and magnificant city at night, i feel a pride to say that this is my "hometown country" and part of my culture as a chinese american.🇨🇳🇺🇸 Sorry for not going in too depth, me mot making sence, typoes, and grammitical errors, am very sleepy.😴
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davidsong971
Jul 29, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
Although I myself enjoyed the musuems, my group did not particularly enjoy it. But I would not count the first two activities as a sucess. A more enjoyable experience was the shopping at 南京 road.
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davidsong971
Jul 29, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
Today was rather boring. We went shopping, which was pretty fun, but we did not find anything we really liked. The highlight of the day was seeing the model of the entire city of Shanghai.
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davidsong971
Jul 28, 2018
In Student's Project
This camp has already exceded my expectations, but not in the right way. This camp has great potential, but with some realignment some fixes, this camp could be magnificant. As for today, I will be starting pff will this issue, The Mindset and The Priority During the camp the overall foundation of the three rounds were based on competition by beating or being better than the other teams. I have often seen hostility between teams. The motives for many teams including ours were to be the best out of the rest. Considering that this event is supposed to be focused toward a convention, not a competition, our main focus should be the experience or using other teams as a guiding point for yours. Once we have this as the priorities, we should use the competition as a motivation or the reason they should keep working. To sum up instead of focusing and basing the camp on a competition we should set learning and more focus on leadership demonstrations. But dont get me wrong, competition is not a bad thing, for me, it gave the pressure and goal, and I enjoyed it, but for this type of camp, like I said before, there should be more emphazise on the experience of growing leaders. This is my day one analysis on the camp, I will be bring more issues and topics as time goes on. D t t tit
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davidsong971
Jul 28, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
Today we saw a village that people still live in today, and saw many different types of beds, which were were rather boring. I also really appreciated everyone being so kind to me on my birthday,and I was really surprised because I thought it would be a normal day.
Nathaniel Wu HW 7/28 content media
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davidsong971
Jul 27, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
Today we spent our second day in Hang Zhou, where we saw a beautiful river filled with plant life. I really liked this camp, because everyone was so kind to me and helped me get comfortable around this environment. I also had a translator that helped a little. Camp life was very different, especially because we lived in dorms. The food and schedule are drastically different from America, generally more tough and packed.
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davidsong971
Jul 27, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
Countinued thoughts on Hang Zhou, its a very wild and diverse enviroment. Today, we visited a lake on the northern western part of Hang Zhou. We had a magnificant view of the lake and its surrounding areas. Next we visited a historical shopping center. It was was a very frenzy place ranging from beef jerkey to nitrogen freezed treats. Some advice for future tourists is that you can always bargain down the price.
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davidsong971
Jul 26, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
My highlight of the day is the first stop after lunch near the lake. I had a cold, which meant stuffy nose and sore throat(although I feel almost recovered as I type this), it was hot and humid, and there were bugs everywhere. To sum up, I was miserable.....until I saw the lake. I felt somewhat at peace from the view, the trees surrounding the water, which reflections of the trees could be seen. It was a beautiful sight. It was a one of a kind view that I have not seen in China, mostly because I spent most of my time in the city
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davidsong971
Jul 26, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
7/26/2018 Today, we visited a resisdent of a business man. Back in the 2000's century many wealthy people came to the area to harvest silk. Eventually, in the 1930's foreigner's came into the area to build up textile factories, resulting in the bankruptcy of the native businesses. When we came into Hang Zhou, I was very suprised how fast China's development has been in the past 20 years. I was very appalled at the rows and rows of apartment building streching for kilometers.
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