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... the steps. It was pretty high up. It was my brilliant idea for me and liana to take jumpy photos, so then everyone wanted to do it. Ours were pretty good. JoAnne then got the other girls involved.
Then, we went to an elementary school, where the students were cleaning the school. We were greeted and brought tea which everyone drank and loved. When the students were done, we went to the gym and were taught calligraphy. When I first entered, this little boy ...
... and I bought a rice ball. I was so hungry.
When we finally arrived at the International Center, everyone was already there. We were late, but it didn't matter too much. No host families were there yet. Lainie and I convinced Jack to show us his 6 pack later.
When my host mom picked me up, we went home and had salmon, rice and a weird soup with a bunch of veggies,
Tomorrow, we go to the beach!
... there for quite a while and then left.
We went to Carlene's house where we ate there. There was chicken in the fried rice so I got spinach and plain rice. It was yummy and I tried kimche for the first time. I do not like it. Then,we went upstairs and talked more until it was time to go. The lady who speaks Arabic was there too with her husband and son. The mom was holding the baby and when she tried to give him back to the lady, he would cry, so ...
... to last night! The dad talked to her while the mom bought more of the round soy sauce balls. JoAnne said they cleaned out your intestines.
After that, the dad and I looked in shops. There were most of the same things but in one store, they sold nicely packaged bugs. I guess they are for eating? Whenever we went into a store, they would offer tea. I was appreciative because I left my jacket In the car
When we left, it was raining harder and so we ran back ...
... it was like to live in Colorado. Ted had to come around and help explain words they didn't know.
Then, we went to the gym and were told that the wrestlers come for many hours and wrestle. They are very dedicated and the "mats smelled of sweat and determination." Once again, we walked through the students passing period and they all smiled and giggled, saying "Kawaii" over and over and over again (Kawaii means cute). It was really funny and all the girls ...