Nannan’s father runs an enterprise near the Ming Tombs selling batteries and drills
to the Daqing Oilfield. Hoping to get the qualification to help govern it, Nannan made
much preparation and then left her motherland with her visa to study inAmerica.
Having reached her destination, she settled in an inn recommended by the travel agent.
As far as Nannan was concerned, she always kept it up inChina. But she had to acknowledge
it was not easy to adjust herself to the new academic requirements, which were not parallel
Though she was occupied with lectures and seminars day in and day out, the
essays she drafted were still contradicted by her tutors. As for her routine
life, she felt that it was hard to fit in, too. For example, she found English
idioms difficult to understand. And it was out of the question to eat delicious
Chinese foods though many optional cafeterias served abundant substitutes. In
addition, she had to wait in a queue early for the minibus that took her to
school and it was usually so cold that she felt numb. What bothered her most
was that she received no apology when her sleeping was disturbed by a barking
dog in a shopkeeper’s cage.
Luckily, with her parents comforting her by videophone, she became
autonomous soon and eventually got her bachelor’s degree successfully.