The senior team members are by far the most passionate. Many speak English with American accent, having grown up in the US. Tents, stools for fans and grills for tailgating. A person could really loose track of where they are after spending time with them.
Today there is activity everywhere. The seniors who have been parading around and posing for photos in their caps and gown are finally gone...
This evolved into the tradition of annual dragon boat races and zongzi eating that thrives thousands of years later.
I am sitting on a bench in the lovely, well manicured garden of Guilai Tang. In the background I hear the beat of the dragon boat drum. In my mind's eye I can see the oars in sync with the music, propelling the long thin boat ever faster through the lagoon. I look up and find myself surrounded by a tapestry of buildings dedicated to higher learning. Jimei has evolved around it's schools.