Happy New Years everyone!! A new year with new possibilities, new people to meet, new places to see and things to do, 2015 will be a great year.
On the last day of the year, the Chinese department had arranged a show in the main building on campus. Preforming was all the students studying Chinese, from beginners, to advanced level. There was singing, acting, rapping, comedians, you name it. Eventhough my major has not been Chinese this semester, I still participated in some of the lessons and I have to say, the teachers here are really great and inspire their students. They really like teaching and you can tell that the students were enjoying themselves. My roommate Liza participated with her class and gave a great preformance as an hairdresser that didn’t know how to cut hair. After the show me and Claire took the train to Beijing to celebrate New Years in the capital.
Aude and her collegue Paolina were going to the Opera in Beijing to watch a ballet preformance, so me and Claire went to a Belgian bar named: Beermania. Claire being from Belgium was quite excited and their selection of beer is quite famous. Aude and Paolina joined us later and together we then proceded to Lugas, a mexican restaurant and bar, to meet up with the rest of the gang. There was a lot of people in the streets, everyone was going somewhere. It was crowded everywhere, but in the end we found a place called ”First floor”, a nice little bar where we stayed for the rest of the evening. Good music and good company=a very successful New Years.
The day after we were all a bit tired, but since the Chinese don’t celebrate their ”real” New Year until 19th of February, it was just another Thursday and people had to get back to work and school. I have never celebrated the Chinese New Year in China, but I hope I will at some point, it’s supposed to be amazing with fireworks everywhere. Maybe next time.