Yesterday was another busy day. I spent the morning working on a Power Point presentation I have to give next Tuesday to the art students here on campus. Then I worked a little on some art pieces I have started. When I went to buy some art supplies earlier this week I bought 7 paper masks. The masks are quite think and I have been putting watercolors on them. I thought I would give them away to some Chinese friends before I left China. Afterwards I called Wanghan at he met me at the canteen for lunch. It is nice to have a Chinese student with me so I don’t have to just point. I was trying to get the same meal I had the day before but I did not see the corn out so I was trying to communicate that and finally a lady said to Wanghan, “Does the tall dumb American want what he had yesterday”, he asked me and I said, “yes”. So she then opened a cooler and got the corn out. Yesterday it was on the table. Ah, life in China. Everyone says to me, “I don’t speak English well”, I say, “I speak Chinese worse”. After lunch I got on the bus to go to the Pukou campus to give my last lecture there. I had my students do an art project for part of the class. I put a long piece of paper on the floor and had each of the 30 students write their name in Chinese with a brush and ink. Once that dried I had them put some watercolors on the paper. I also splattered some ink on it to make it look more harmonious. After the lecture two students said your bus leaves in one hour what do you want to do. I said I would like to play badminton. So we went to the gym and played badminton. That was a lot of fun and then we even had time to play one game of ping pong. That is the national game of China, Ping Pong. They are very good at ping pong. I held my own and lost 21 -17. I think I surprised them that a tall white boy could play so well. Either that or they were being nice to me. When I would make a bad shot they would say, “the wind caught that one”. Ha! I then came back to campus, Guelay took me to a local place for dinner where they made fresh noodles, and then I played basketball with Wanghan and Leo and others. We played 4 on 4 and the big tall white boy could out jump flatfooted most of the other players. We even got a good crowd watching us. My team was actually pretty good and we won but it was close. I was beat afterwards and headed back to the apartment for a shower (without a shower curtain), a little reading, and then to bed.