We arrived at the village on June 16, and my host grandma picked me up and brought me home. Every night, me and my host grandparents would watch their favorite tv show, which was about the Chinese Civil War. My host mom lived in a different house and was the one who cooked, so I bonded with her during our mealtimes, which were each about 2 hours long. She made me so much delicious food, and was very understanding if I couldn’t stomach something or just got full. She also owned a shop on the corner of our street, so I was able to help run the store, interact with people, and just people watch. Overall, I loved trying all the new food, seeing the host’s daily schedule, and just experiencing the village.