It was Megan’s friend’s birthday so we all went out for siwawa which is a special Guizhou food. Even though I only live a few hours away from Guizhou province I had never seen or tried siwawa before. We got a plate of thin rice flour pancakes to wrap around slivers of radish, tofu, cucumbers, kelp, spicy peppers, noodles, zhe’ergen, etc. like a burrito. The name siwawa translates to “silk baby.”

Megan’s friend on the right is applying to teach with the Confucius Institute, a program with the Chinese government that promotes Chinese language and culture internationally. I hadn’t heard of it before I came to China, but it’s the dream job of a lot of my friends here.

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