Sports Competition

This week, we had a sports competition held at our university for the students to participate in. Apparently over here, for big events like that, it’s a really big deal. They had an opening and closing ceremony in which each college had a good number of students walk, representing their college. I also participated in the opening ceremony along with several other international students representing the College of foreign languages. I really didn’t want to do it at first, but I’m glad I did. It was a great experience and was a lot of fun.

Here’s a picture of a few of us before the opening ceremony started. William & I (guy to the right of me) are the only Americans in this picture. Everyone else is either from Russia, Mongolia, Vietnam, or South Korea.

The girl in the purple dress holds the sign that lets the people know what college we’re representing and the gentleman behind her (my other friend from America) is holding the school flag, which every college also held.

Our group as we walked past the school officials.

As we walk, there are several Chinese students on the sides cheering and taking pictures, so as we walked by, we waved, smiled and chanted a friendly little American saying.

Here, we are standing listening to the school officials speak. To the left of us, you can see another college being represented. Almost all the colleges were wearing the same outfit/colors except for us since we are all from different countries and did our best to wear clothes from our country.

The picture on top is the back of our group turned around to watch the flag being raised. The picture below is the front row.

 Random pictures with friends 🙂

Kate from Russia

Fei from South Africa
Tim from Kazakhstan and Kate from Russia
Emmanuel from Ghana.


3 thoughts on “Sports Competition

  1. Wow! I just love seeing your blog. I wait everyday for you post something new. It’s just so amazing seeing these pictures with all the different cultures, I must say you are truly blessed to had gotten to experience that event. What is your favorite thing about living in China I have to know?


    1. Awh, how nice of you to say :). I must say I am truly blessed not only to have experienced that event, but just being here in general. I’d say my favorite thing about living here is just being somewhere new. I’ve lived in a small town for 21 years and it’s nice to be on the other side of the world in a big city, learning from a clean slate (i.e language, roads, people, food)


  2. Dear Pristine,

    Sorry I’ve been so slow in responding to your last blog. I’ve been a little under the weather and have not done much of anything. I didn’t even go to knit wits today. What sports were played in the sports competition? You mentioned a couple of American friends – where do they live? How are you coming along with learning Chinese?

    Will look forward to your next post.

    Hugs, Nancy

    Sent from my iPad


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