Ah, it's already December. Last week, many shops already began putting christmas decoration. But now I feel it so strange: why the hell do you celebrate Christmas?? I think I have this kind of feeling after coming back from Finland, where Christmas is really a big matter there, even in their language December is called "joulukuu" which means "the month of Christmas." One month before Christmas, there are already many pre-celebration or religious activities. And everyone is preparing for its coming, like buying gifts, foods, decorating their home, and the most important is going back home for reunion. I think it's really like the Chinese New Year, and it has its own cultural background. But here in Asia, what the hell do you also celebrate it?! Last Thursday my classmates asked me how would I celebrate "Thanksgiving?" I just felt more ridiculous. Sorry, did I mention that I'm kind of cynic now? :P
Behind the Great Firewall
Ah, how long have I not update my blog?? I've never imagined that I could get rid of internet addiction, but the Great Firewall of China helped me to do it! Amazing!
But I depend on internet a lot. When I want to look for some information, I'll think of logging on to internet, and then condemn the damn blockage. Like Google, the "cache page" is forbidden, while I'm used to it to find info more quickly. Once I heard a local student said, "the firewall is like a window screen that the mosquito will not get in but the fresh air." Faint! What can I say? It's just one small part. There are lots of many other limits... and make me really feel suffocated. "It's China. You've to get used to it." Alas!! Sometimes it really pisses me off and turns me into cynical.