Hi there!! I’m Melissa and I’ll be filling you in on our adventures from Day 4, Monday to Day 6, Wednesday of Bamboo village
DAY 4 —– Second day of basket weaving
We learnt how to weave the base of the basket again. If only we knew how difficult it is to weave one basket!! It took us about 2-3 hours just to make the base with the aid of our bamboo shifu’s (much needed) help.
Trust me, it looks way easier than it is T_T
With some midday refreshment – Yangmei (red bayberries)!! It’s really yummy do try it if you’re here. They taste like mini sweet pomelos omnomnom
After an exhausting morning of weaving, everyone will always look forward to 阿姨‘s LUNCH!! Featuring our favourite dishes; 茄子，Egg and tomato, 东坡肉，edamame beans and chicken ( all homemade, homegrown – even the chicken HAHA, and home cooked ) *** beware of the puddle of oil at the bottom of every dish though it is liquid sin right there
DAY 5 —– Last day at shifu’s home
We practiced everything we’ve learnt once more in making our own lanterns! It was quite rewarding to see how far we’ve come – a seemingly easy and repetitive craft has earned our admiration and a place in our hearts as we take the skills we learnt eagerly back to campus and start thinking about our bamboo designs.
Welcome to the child labour truck
DAY 6 —– Last morning at baizhang bamboo village
Bye bye baizhang — here is where i put really nice pictures to distract you from the fact that I haven’t written much for this post hehehe
A picture says a thousand words right HAHA soOO I think I’ve already reached the word limit, till next time!