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Happy Chinese New Year (Xīnnián hǎo)!

Happy Chinese New Year (Xīnnián hǎo)!

In this article it arrives, Chinese New Calendar year. Several Chinese say it’s the most incredible celebration in China, in which there is no alcoholic beverages and food limit and you can hear and see fireworks almost in all places all working day prolonged. It is my very first time in China so it’s also my to start with (shockingly) Chinese New Calendar year to rejoice. Given that December many men and women (instructors, college students, pals from Chongqing and Hunan province) have been inviting me to their hometowns (little cities, villages and significant metropolitan areas) so I can appreciate this time with them. But I nevertheless had no clue what I was heading to do and who I was likely to hold out with.
A person working day I bought into the medical center with a rather really serious meals poisoning. Jordan, my greatest close friend,  whose title I have possibly outlined here 100 times, took me to the healthcare facility specifically and invested there additional than 10 hrs translating phrase by word what the health practitioner stated.

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When we were coming again to the university he questioned me if I experienced an thought exactly where I’m heading to invest “Spring Festival” (that’s how they get in touch with Chinese New Calendar year and other big situations) and with whom. I stated I had not made a decision still and then he replied: “You can generally check out me but who would like to keep more than a working day in a cold and unknown village like my hometown??”. I claimed “Me!!!!!” He started out to snicker and said “You? You ought to be kidding me!” I described to him that all I have to have now is to flip my cellular phone off, go someplace not incredibly far absent, get some relaxation, rest till 12 pm, try to eat some community food, get some fresh new air and get pleasure from myself. “Sounds like Ma an shan!”- He reported. At that minute my decision was built!!! So psyched, ready to go!!

I was meant to continue to be in Jordan’s hometown for 10 days, regrettably I left the village just after 5 times thanks to unbearable living situations. Contact me a hero, actually!!! Why? There are a pair of reasons this sort of as: the wood dwelling we lived in was located in quite superior mountains, it was snowing and the temperature was -13 degrees!!!! There was no central heating there, no incredibly hot h2o, damaged doorways to my place, no net and no electricity!!! In 1 word: catastrophe! I was sleeping in my winter season coat and gloves, couldn’t consider a shower when I necessary to and I was freezing all the time. I know, I know. I needed to working experience some “wild” lifetime and locate out a minimal little bit a lot more about Chinese farmers’ lifestyle and customs but I did not be expecting to stay like that at all!!! C’mon! How can people reside in a property with no home windows in winter season?? Or do not get a shower at all?!? I was chilly and I couldn’t even clean my face, I acquired indignant and aggravated so you can picture the expression of my confront for people 5 times :-/. Apart from fireworks and nice food, I did not encounter everything which might have been well worth describing below.

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The foods was good but it didn’t really vary from day-to-day food I consume in Huayuan. I bought a cold and didn’t really feel nicely so I took only a few shots on first days and then place my digicam back in my backpack. Sorry for photographs but they most likely never specific just about anything and really don’t display a normal Chinese New Year celebration :((((((((((((. Individuals did very little aside from consuming, ingesting Baijiu (Chinese spirit), actively playing a very preferred game in this article known as Mah Jong. Mah Jong (mah jongg) is a regular Chinese tile recreation with many variants (which is all I know). I do not even know how to play it. Truly, it would seem to be very intricate but Chinese just like it!! Additionally, the young ones had been playng with fireworks and they ended up going from dwelling to household to say Content New Calendar year to their people and neighbours (I joined them).
To sum up, my Chinese New 12 months was not one particular of my best and favorite events in China but my pals experienced a fantastic time in Beijing and the fireworks seemed remarkable!! At minimum they loved it :-)))))))

新年好 !!!! A.