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Day 40 (Friday, August 5th)

Today was a pretty sad day because it was my last day in lab. I had gotten a Ferrero Rocher rose for Eva. It turns out that tomorrow is the Chinese Valentine’s Day, so that is why there were so many chocolates at all of the stores! I got to lab and Eva and I talked about TGA results for a little bit, and then I gave her the present I got her, and she got me a present too! She wrote me a nice card that was a hologram picture of Hualien, and she wrote me a nice message on the back. She also got me a knotwork keychain that had a charm on it that means ‘good luck.’ Also, Axel got me fresh fruit! He brought me two dragon fruits and two mangos! I was very excited! I ate one of the dragon fruits on the spot! I love them so much! I wish that there was a way that I could take them home with me, but you cannot take plant products through customs. I said goodbye and thank you to everyone, and I even spoke to Dr. Lai some too. I got pictures with everyone, and I felt really sad to leave. I couldn’t have asked for a better group to be in the lab with.

After I left lab, I came home and relaxed all afternoon. I actually took a long nap, even though I hadn’t planned on it. I slept until about 6:30, so we just went to Family Mart for dinner. I tried a new rice bucket thing, and it ended up being very good. It was basically white rice with pot roast on top of it. The rest of the night I have just been relaxing, watching TV online, and listening to music. I cannot believe we only have two more days in Taiwan, but I am very excited to get home. We were a little scared, though, when we learned about the two typhoons that are coming this weekend. Paris called Delta Airlines, and they said that they are only rerouting flights from Taiwan to China, not Taiwan to Japan, so hopefully everything will work out on Monday and we can fly according to schedule.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL