This morning I got up a little bit earlier than I usually did. Before I went to work, there are still several minutes left. I didn’t know what to do. Occasionally, I saw a book on my roommate’s desk, so I picked it up and random chose a page to read. It tells a foreign host’s story in China, which I found is very interesting. I felt very delighted for I haven’t read books for a long time since I’ve got a computer. I work on computer, study on computer, and play on computer, nearly sleep on computer.
Probably sometimes I can let myself rest a little or just return to nature. Things delighted we before can not attract us any longer, but as soon as we pick them up, they can still bring us happiness. We are too busy with living everyday…
Last night, when I surf the internet in the school dormitory, I suddenly heard the noise outside. I overheard that one student killed himself by jumping from the top of the dormitory building and the student lived in the same building with me. So I went out and saw it from the window. I saw a dead body sleep peacefully on the ground, when it was raining. Probably this is the mourning from the sky.
This is the first time I come across this kind of scene. I’ve heard about suicides many times, but this time is different. It is so near to me. I saw the guy lying on the ground without knowing anything – just let the rain sprinkle on him, and leave us pity and sorrow. I don’t why he did that. Is this the only road? I don’t know how his parents would react after heard this news by a midnight telephone.
This is also the first time I feel that life is so fragile. Whatever you achieve, whatever you success. You life can be ended in seconds.
I just think that life is so beautiful and why some people choose this road? Even we are not so happy and not so satisfied at the moment, there is no need for us to choose death, for every one of us only have one life. Even we have a future life, we don’t know what it would be, and we don’t know whether we are ourselves or not.
Life is our own. It just likes a tree. We should take care of it heart and soul to make it blossom and bear fruits.
The two stories I am going to talk about are actually about Chairman Mao’s statue.
These two stories happened in 1993, When was the 100 year’s anniversary of Chairman Mao’s birth. One of the stories is…
For Chairman Mao’s statue was made in Nanjing, and it should be carried to Shaoshan, Hunan, Chairman Mao’s hometown. When the truck passed by Jiangxi, it suddenly got stopped, even the driver hadn’t expected that. The driver tried to restart the truck, but he still couldn’t start it after several tries. He was told by the locals that Jiangxi is the start of Chairman Mao’s revolutionary career, probably he want to stay there overnight, so the driver stopped there for a night. Next day, the driver easily started the truck without any repairment.
Another story happened during the inauguration. That was March, but what incredible was that all the azaleas in Shaoshan blossomed out. You know normally azaleas only blossom in April. All the people cheered that “Chairman Mao is back”. Also that day, the sun and the moon appeared in the sky at the same time.
I still don’t know whether the two stories are true or not, for I didn’t witness that. I am not superstitious. But I still get a little believe that - I don’t know why. Just before I post this blog, I watched a short video about the stories. I don’t care about it is true or not, I know I felt esteemed and respectful during I watched that. Chairman Mao is a spiritual symbol to us now. We’d like to believe that he has a power to make good changes – to our life, to our country, to any other things.
I try to add the video on, but I don't know how to. So I just offer the link for someone who interest in it: http://www.56.com/u28/v_Mjc1NDY1Njk.html
Till now, I haven’t traveled by train for many times, but I find an interesting thing is that there are a lot of promotions on the train – all kinds of things, from beautiful souvenir to cups and socks, etc. In order to promote the things, some of the train staffs will tell a lot of interesting things about it, such as stories and anecdotes. For instance, this Saturday, on my trip to Nanjing, there is a girl promoting a kind of golden card, which is to commemorate Chairman Mao. That golden card costs 10 yuan. I thought there won’t be too many people buy that, for we seems to have a common sense that things sold on train are normally much expensive than those sold in shops. In order to promote this golden card, the girl told us two myths about Chairman Mao – that happened during the inauguration of Chairman Mao’s statue. Both of the stories seemed to be mysterious (I haven’t made sure about the story, so I’ll told you next time). I don’t know whether the stories are true or not, but this is the first time I heard about them. They really interest me.
I like this kind of stuff, which makes me not feel lonely during the trip. Besides, I can know something about the local culture and broad my horizon. Probably this is also Chinese culture, for it is so big that it always take even days to travel from one place to another. So it is important to have some fun during the trip. I expect to know what people do on train in foreign countries. Hope someone could tell me something about that.
An exciting news for me these two days is that my website English Home can be searched in Google. This really delighted me, for my purpose of creating this site is to make more people know it.
Those past few days to me were gloomy and awful. Besides the job, I had to prepare for the TEM 8 ( Test for English Majors)，Test of Interpretation and the opening report for school paper. To prepare all these stuff, I felt exhausted. While after I looking at the answers to the TEM 8 on the internet, I feel desperate. I know that I cannot pass it. I wake up from dreams. There is no worse news to me than this – the test cannot be more important. I aware that I paid too little attention to this. There would be another test waiting for me this Sunday – I have no confidence at all..
After I found a job, the time that I spent on study became much less. Probably I deserved the result. English home is a good beginning for me, I’ve said this one month ago. While in order to study and work, I didn’t update the site for nearly a month only to find that I failed all the exams, it seems ridiculous to me.
In China, we always said that what you lose on the swings you get back on the roundabouts. I have lost one battle, but I hope that I can use this site to improve my English. I believe I can do better. I hope all the people who visit this site can supervise me.
I am not a man that can loss so easily!