We’ve all had our fair share of moments during our classes in a Chinese school. From learning the bopomofo to memorizing Chinese poems and songs, here are eight tweets that define our Chinese school childhood:
1. It’s a small world after all.
kapag chinese school ka nanggaling marerealize mo gano kaliit ang mundo. almost everyone is at a 2nd degree of separation lang asdfasdf. why is that lmaooo
— ㅈ 🧞♂️ #PREORDER_EYESWIDEOPEN 👁👁 (@dubutheeagle) October 7, 2020
Friend 1: “Oh, how do you know her?”
Friend 2: “Well, she’s my friend’s cousin’s friend whom I met at my friend’s party.”
Yeah, it’s complicatedly connected like that.
2. Had us all scarred.
cannot watch nct learn mandarin … too many memories of chinese school 😭😭😭
— heiqi (@choevvii) October 5, 2020
No more please…
3. When you just can’t pronounce the word right.
Me at chinese school as a kid being screamed at by my teacher "ma!" "NO ITS MA. MA MA MA. REPEAT AFTER ME. MA" "MA???" "NO!!!" "LADY IM TRYIN"
— melissa (@littleyifu) September 29, 2020
Most Cantonese students would probably say, “You study 4 tones? Ha, try 9.”
4. And of course the war flashbacks when we had to memorize these.
OMG I just had a flashback to having to memorize this for Chinese School when I was like 8 https://t.co/RGSnksYxzG
— Mary Fan 🐲 范诗蓉 (@AstralColt) October 1, 2020
Do you still remember these poems though?
5. If you learned more from CDramas and mandopop say, “I.”
i must say, i went to a chinese school for 11 years and it wasn't as fun learning chinese there compared to my relearning the language now through things i'm interested in.. aka mandopop and cn-language movies https://t.co/H3TKoAKlBu
— rian(); (@reitakoii) October 4, 2020
Ehem Ehem… “I!”
6. We may have some regrets about not taking our Chinese classes seriously.
if only I had a time machine to tell my angry tween self why Chinese school was truly important (and learning Chinese *did* turn out to be important, even if my literacy level is ::fart noise::)
— Mina Li (@CodenameMinaLi) September 29, 2020
You have probably heard or personally said, “I should have listened to 老師 back in high school.”
7. It is difficult indeed.
Why are Asian languages so hard? I went to a chinese school for 14 years and learned n o t h i n g
— ✨MARÍAnadegata🍒♠️|| TRAVEL ❖ (@kyupii_) September 30, 2020
8. Nevertheless, we all miss the days when we still feared our Chinese teachers only to find out how much they just wanted us to learn.
Auwwhhh, watching this vid made me remembered how I missed all my chinese school friends from kindergarten until primary shcool. Also not forget to all my chinese teacher. Especially the fierce ones. Hurmm, how time flies so fast.
— 🕊🇲🇾 (@SRluthfiyh) October 4, 2020
They are truly unforgettable.
There you have it! Eight nostalgic tweets that brought us our Chinese school memories. What’s your Chinese school story? Drop your stories in the comment box below!