After a challenging Year of the Ox, here we are in the Year of the Tiger. We know it hasn’t been easy-going for most of us during this unprecedented period, but we tried to spot the rainbow even on cloudy days. I am grateful for the 21 students from Year 10 to Year 12 Chinese classes who celebrated Lunar New Year with me at a Chinese restaurant in Morley on 11 February.
In Chinese culture, having a meal is not only to enjoy the food but most importantly to showcase the warmth, love and to strengthen the bond among people. I witnessed how my senior students were having fun, strengthening relationships among themselves while having delicious food. A few of them enthusiastically took the challenge of using chopsticks which was very impressive.
So, let’s take this year as an opportunity to think like a tiger, by charging ahead with strength, might, proactiveness, and determination. 祝大家如虎添翼 蒸蒸日上 meaning “I wish everyone to forge ahead with the vigour and vitality of the tiger”.
Ms Bee Tee
Chinese Language Teacher