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China Trip Recap: I'm on Top of the World

November 09, 2017
By Aileen Lieu

As I finally made my way to the top, the most surreal feeling overcame me while I marveled at the never-ending wall and beautiful fall leaves. "I'm actually here. I conquered the Great Wall of China," I thought to myself. This breathtaking moment left me with a bittersweet feeling as I realized my trip to China was coming to an end. Everything seemed as if it was a dream. It was hard to believe that I was actually exploring the cities of Shanghai, Xian, and Beijing with my closest friends. I breathed in the chilly air and felt very content. Our trip to China was a journey to cherish forever. I am happy to say that I have experienced and learned immensely about Chinese culture.

From October 4 to 11, nine students from the junior and senior class along with two chaperones embarked on an adventure to China. With memories to last me a lifetime, I feel so blessed that KCS and my parents have allowed me to visit a foreign country. I never thought I would ever be able to travel to China. I was able to actively see all the wonderful sights and learn the historical background for places such as Emperor Qin’s Tomb, The Forbidden City, and The Temple of Heaven. I expanded my horizons by conversing in Chinese everyday with the locals on the street. One of the most memorable parts of my trip was when I discovered my love for eating deep fried scorpions and lamb kebabs in the night markets. I grew obsessed with the beauty of Chinese art and architecture in the Summer Palace. I fell in love with its people, and I became quite attached to the exotic Muslim food in Xian.

Feeling as if I could never be bored eating delicious dumplings for breakfast, I realized it is necessary to explore China in order to see how it really is for yourself. The opportunity to be on top of the world was something I could not miss. The best part was sharing all these special moments with my classmates. I hope to go back to China one day.

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November 03, 2017
By KCS Staff

Join us for an informative presentation on our high school program.  Meet our teachers and students, and learn how KCS partners with families to achieve its mission of "educating each child to his/her God-intended potenial."  We invite you to Discover KCS on Tuesday, November 7 at 5:30 pm! Register online.    

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