For the Chinese students, a visit might be the most exciting thing that has happened in a year, or perhaps in their lives, depending on the location of the school. There is a lot of giggling and singing and hand motions to try to communicate. They have a basic command of English, but are often embarrassed to use it.
I am always amazed when we are asked for our autographs. They bring their notebooks to us and ask us to sign our names. I write a sentence or two as well. The picture below is one of my many moments of celebrity during my time in China.