May 13, 2012
Brianna Peters (at left) uses her bargaining skills during a shopping trip in Shanghai.
By LeANN TOPP
Today LQB got the chance to use their bargaining skills at a market this morning. After spending some time visiting the Yu Garden, filled with flowers, flowing river, bright colored fish, and more, we continued into the market.
The market was packed full of people and LQB learned how to push and shove politely right along with the Chinese.
Many of the girls had the chance to bargain with the vendors and a lot of them were pretty good. Many vendors would start at a very high price and the girls would bargain them to a super low price.
After the market the group got to enjoy a Mongolian BBQ style of lunch before they headed to the game. The game today was very different from the previous games. The opposing team was in the WCBA which is equivalent to America’s WNBA so the team was a lot more experienced and talented than the previous teams.
The game was held in a brand new stadium that had been built to mimic the Houston Rockets stadium in Texas. LQB was privileged to be the first team to play on the court against the Shanghai City Sharks. LQB fought hard but lost to the tall and extremely talented and athletic Chinese.
This evening we finally had the chance to dine on some fine American food, KFC. The team was happy for the change in pace of food.
After dinner we watched an acrobatic show. The acrobats had been trained very hard and since a very early age. The performance was phenomenal and a great entertainment for LQB.
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Lady Quakers' Tour of China
Playing basketball at Wilmington College is an international experience. Every three to four years, the Lady Quakers make an international journey that involves both culture and basketball. From May 5-15, 2012, the Lady Quakers will be touring China. In addition to playing four games, the Lady Quakers will visit Shanghai and Beijing and get a close-up look at world-famous landmarks like the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Come along with the Lady Quakers on their journey, thanks to updates from team members.
P R E V I O U S P O S T S
- And the Trip Continues
- LQB Ends China Tour With 60-42 Win
- Lady Quakers Use Bargaining Skills
- Lady Quakers Get First Taste of Defeat in China
- LQB Arrives in Shanghai
- LQB Checks Out Old China, New City and Underground Shopping
- Lady Quakers Raise China Record to 2-0
- Lessons Learned in Beijing
- Lady Quaker Basketball Goes International
- Lady Quakers Win Beijing Opener
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