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On Christmas Eve

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On Christmas Eve, what are we doing? And what should we do?
Besides saying

I dare to say, we Chinese people have a complex mood when we fall across Christmas Day. Various, tanglesome and even a bit painful feelings exist in our mind. In such a non-English-speaking and non-Christian country, we don’t know what to do when western festivals come. We are confused.

Yesterday we took CET-6. Obviously, it’s my last CET experience. I’m sure of it. I can’t suffer this boring examination any more. Just for more points, we came into the examination room when the sun was shining; then we went out of the room when the night was falling. I called this process as from heaven to hell. Isn’t it?

The last part of this test is writing a short essay about the celebration of western festivals. It’s an easy article, but I didn’t finish it perfectly. That’s because I didn’t have enough time to complete it.

As is known to all, with the Reform and Opening-up, we have to face more and more foreign things. No matter we accept or receive them, one point we can make sure of is that we can refuse them. Such as the prevalent celebration of western festivals. Lots of reasons are responsible for it. Young generation is exposed to the international minds or trends. Meanwhile, western views have been spread widely, naturally and culturally. People have their own rights to taste various cultures. Now people may celebrate festivals they like besides the conventional. And commercial promotion, too. I don’t know whether this indicates the progress of modern times in mainland China or not.

We have to admit that we have shown more and more weakness in the culture shock between Chinese origin culture and western culture. We throw away many things that we should treasure up forever. Also we take in many things belonging to others. Unfortunately, we don’t digest them well. Then distortion appears. This country is not what it should be, this government does not do what it should do, and people can’t get what they should get. What awful state it is!

Out of question, we have some trouble. I like to be international, but I don’t like to live in an inhuman environment.

So let it be.

By the way, tonight how much GDP will be created in Beijing? Who knows?


Author: jleecute

a native Chinese man who wants to know the world better -------- We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopeless is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.

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