Today was a host day and my birthday, so I went shopping with my host sister and other friends (Xiashan, Jacob, Katherine, Paulene, James, later Meredith).
We learned that a lot of the stores in the mall were also in America, like Nike, Vans, and H&M.
After a purchase, we went to KTV for karaoke in Chinese and English, meeting up with Faith and Mariah.
The Chinese hosts were very nice, and bought me a cake, macaroons, and chocolates when they heard that I had turned 16. We ate the cake at the KTV place and left from there.
My host's dad drove Katherine and her host to their stop before we went to a special birthday dinner. I managed to get another cake and eat a little more than necessary very easily.
It was a fantastic day in Harbin, and even better 16th birthday!