Shuai Shuai: Homestay Visit


Last year, when I studied abroad with the Alliance for Global Education in Beijing, a few of the students opted to do a home stay. One of my classmates, Yoko, had a home stay with a 3-year-old host brother nick-named Shuai Shuai, or “handsome handsome”. She invited me and a few other people over for dinner one night to meet Shuai Shuai and the rest of the family.

This summer, the two of us went back to visit. We took a lot of pictures, played with Shuai Shuai in the play room and took a walk to Beijing Keji University. I used to always pass by Beijing Keji University’s north gate on the way to work, and I used to jokingly recite the automated bus stop information to people because it was so ridiculously long. Beijing Keji University North Gate was written without spaces as: ” Beijingkejidaxuebeimen”.


After wandering around BEIJINGKEJIDAXUEBEIMEN, we went out to lunch at a nice Chinese restaurant on campus.

Overall, it was a great afternoon, and I loved the fact that Shuai Shuai called me “jie jie” or “big sister”.



About Richelle

Expat, traveler, and spicy food lover, I've spent the last few years living in China and traveling around Asia. In my spare time I enjoy salsa dancing, exploring night markets and stuffing my face with street food.

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