Developing Virtue Secondary Boys Schoo, Grade 10
Learning Chinese culture is not only good for winning places in competitions but also useful in life. Before I learned Chinese culture I didn’t know what my parents were watching. I thought that all those Chinese soap operas were made up stories. After learning Chinese culture I found out that the soap operas were based on historical incidences. Whenever I see my parents watching it I would ask them, “who is it talking about?” They would tell me some name like Kangxi and I would know.
In my social life I can now show off my knowledge of Chinese culture to my friends. If they’re wondering about something they just saw or if I go to an Asian-American friend’s house and see what his or her parents are watching I can say it and they might be impressed. “Wow Wesley is so smart” or “How did you know that?” but of course I know that I wont have a lot of chances to show off. None of these incidents have occurred yet but I’m waiting.
I am glad that I have learned about Chinese culture because it taught me how prestigious the Chinese really were. The experience of going to competitions is a very fun one. I hope that I will never forget what I have learned but, because it’s summer, I have obviously forgotten around thirty percent of everything.