Sanxia Old Street and Yingge Ceramics Museum
Nov. 2 (Sat.) By Tina
On November 3rd CIEE students and ambassadors went to Sanxia Old Street and Yingge Ceramics Museum. Though it took about an hour and half to go to Sanxia, chatting with one another seemed to shorten the time. In Sanxia, we first saw the famous Sanxia Tsu Shih Temple (三峽祖師廟), which used to be the center of community. Just a few steps away, the Sanxia Old Street came into sight. We were all stunned by its beautiful red brick buildings. As we took photos and walked through the street, everyone could not wait to explore the different food stands. In the afternoon we went to the Ceramics Museum (鶯歌陶瓷博物館) by bus. Some students made potteries, while others enjoyed the exhibition in the museum. We really had a great day.
CIEE students and ambassadors taking a photo at the Sanxia Old Street.
Nathan is pouring the liquid into the mould. He’s making a cute tiger.
Justus and her hand made pottery.
CIEE 20th Anniversary @ NCCU
Nov. 25 (Mon.) By Jerry
Happy 20th anniversary to CIEE at NCCU! Coincidentally, it was also our ambassador, Chris, and the vise-principal of NCCU's birthday. What a blessed day! We prepared plenty of snacks like delicious cakes, delicate cookies and elegant black tea. It was such an honor that we could have some honorable Mr. and Miss here celebrating the anniversary. It was also our pleasure to have Zach and Debby, Gerald and Hongling to be our hosts and hostesses. They did so well that everyone including the students and the guest sure had a great night. After the honored guests finished their speeches, we watched a movied named "Girl Rising", which is a film: https://m.ettoday.net/news/20130703/235462.htmm talking about eight different stories of eight individual girls who had been suffering from deprivation of education in their childhood. It was so inspiring that many of the students gave a lot of commets on it. We talked about education, discrimination and women's rights. It was a meaningful night for all of us, which made the 20th anniversary so memorable. Again, happy birthday to CIEE and others. Live long and prosper.
Nov. 28 (Thu.) By Felix
I remember clearly that on Nov. 28 I went to office at about 2 o’clock, and to my surprise, Camille was already preparing her dishes, in fact, she was boiling eggs. And several minutes later, students all come to office discussing which vegetables and sauces and food to buy eagerly. After that, everyone was on one’s duty, contributing to the feast we were going to savor. As for me, at about 5 o’clock, I started to wrap dumplings with Hanny, Hongling, Enni, we did have a wonderful time comparing who was a better dumpling maker. At six o’clock, the most anticipated party finally started, too bad that I was filming a video in which I expressed how sad I was for their imminent leaving at that time and when I came back, there wasn’t much food left, but here are still some pictures to show you how great that party was!
Dec. 5 (Thu.) By Jerry
Time flies, and time flies as fast as a rocket when you’re having fun. All good things come to an end. Time to say goodbye to our students… As our beloved Christie said ”離別是再見的開始”(goodbye is the beginning of seeing you again.), although it’s time to say goodbye, our adventure hasn’t come to an end. To make the farewell party the most memorable, we had our students prepare some talent shows for us to enrich the night. On the other hand, we prepared an awarding ceremony for our students and ambassadors. In addition, we recorded a review video with the photos we took this semester and the ambassadors giving the farewell speeches. There was a little surprise for everyone! Santa Claus and Rudolph brought everyone gifts! At the end of the farewell party, it was the emotional time. Students came to the of the crowd and said something touching. Some even dropped tears. It is hard to say goodbye to you guys, but it is impossible to forget you! We’ll see you soon.