Three of my lovely sophomore students came over to my apartment to teach me how to cook my favorite Chinese food, mao cai. I had posted on the Chinese social networking site, QQ, asking if I knew anyone who could make it. Many people responded, but Damon, in the middle, was the only person who could actually cook it herself. I’ve learned how to cook almost all of my favorite foods here and I’m really excited to cook everything once I get back home. I have been teaching Theodora, Damon, and Raffaella’s class for two years now and it has been so cool to see their English and confidence improve.

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