Just to give you a quick update, I won’t find out for another week whether I passed THE TEST or not. It was pretty intense. The debate aspect was conducted in the focus group room and the Beijing officials stood on the other side of the double-sided mirror to monitor and video-tape us! They took the video tapes and our written portions back to China where they’re being graded now!
Our professors have only given us positive feedback on what the officials thought about our performance so I’m staying very optimistic. I feel confident about my personal effort and team’s showing. Mr. Gao, one of the higher-ups, mentioned to Paul, one of our professors, that we did a better job presenting than some of their employees for the English portion of China’s Central Television news! I’m taking that as a very good sign!
Without a doubt, I will let everyone know the outcome as soon as I hear the results!
Thanks for everyone’s support leading up to the test! I felt all the good vibes and positive thoughts sent my direction!
Xie xie ni!
(Thank you very much!)