Canadian students leave QUBS but Chinese students remain – August 21st
The Farewell Day
By Zhuoya & Bisi
Time flies, especially happy time together. Saying goodbye was easier than it was supposed to be. What we did and what we could do was hug each other and saying goodbye. The only thing to be thankful for is that though we will be separated by an ocean, we can still contact with each other thanks to the Internet later.
I set an alarm clock at 6:40 to say goodbye to David and Robyn. Kim, Brianna, Salina, Mat and Edwina left at about half past nine, so too Steve and Mackenzie.
我在6:40起床与David和Robyn话别，Kim, Brianna, Salina, Mat, Edwina, Steve, Mackenzie在9点半出发。
After lunch we went to a small town called Westport. We bought some clothes and some souvenirs. On the way back to QUBS, we bought some snacks in the grocer, and Zhuoya bought her first gumball there.
In 15:00 we went canoeing. It was our first time to experience canoe by ourselves under the guide of Scott. We had a lot of fun on the boat, but sometimes we could not control the direction of the boat because we need to balance our force. The canoeing told us that the cooperation is very important and interesting.
After supper, Qu Mingzhi taught us how to use GPS and GIS. These two techniques are helpful to us on many different aspects such as daily navigation and scientific research. Thanks to Mingzhi’s introduction, we really learnt a lot, such as how to set up a route , how to calculate the distance and area and how to mark a site. Then Doctor Wang gave us a short test to see how much we have learnt about GPS.
In the evening, we watched a movie called Wild China. We got to know much about the wild life in China. Also we see many farmers’country life and many endemic species along the Yangtze River. Although many people put effort on wild animals’ conversation, most of the wild species are still endangered or even disappear forever from our sight because a lot of Chinese people still like to eat wild animals. We hope more and more people will realize the significance of wild animals.