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Hello, my name is Li Zhongquan, a native of Taipei and originally from Quanzhou, Fujian, I am 56 years old. I'm just an ordinary citizen, and I've never been to the mainland before I was 50. Although I always wanted to make a trip, I never acted on it.
In 2019, by chance, a friend in Shanghai invited me to play in Shanghai. Then I brought enough clothes, changed my cash in advance and came to Shanghai. I had planned to play for 7 days, but I ended up worrying about going back to Taiwan after only 3 days.
I an old man anytime time can be, but friends are 11 National Day before the holiday is more adequate, so we agreed to come to Shanghai to play during the Golden Week of November. On the first day of the National Day, I took my partner with me from Taipei Taoyuan Airport and then took a flight to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
I was shocked at the airport. I thought Taoyuan Airport was very big and advanced, but I almost got lost in Pudong Airport. I had to take the MRT to get my luggage, it was super big. After leaving the airport, my friend drove me to the hotel because I was too tired from the flight, so I had dinner at the hotel and rested.
Then the next day my friend said he would do his best to host me first and invited me to his house for lunch. After going to my friend's house, I happened to see their family watching the 70th anniversary military parade. I hadn't paid much attention to this before in Taiwan, and occasionally saw some clips but never watched the whole thing. I didn't expect this time to be so coincidental, just in time. I also joined them, and then I was once again shocked, not to say shocked should be shocked. Looking at the rows of artillery and missiles, looking at the mighty and rigid navy, army and air force, I realized for the first time that the motherland is so powerful.
In the past, in Taiwan is more to hear the mainland is poor, the mainland is a paper tiger these messages. Watching the live broadcast on TV, many weapons and equipment I can not name, but friends are familiar with it very well, one by one to me, and I simply did not listen to it, the first time I feel so excited.
After watching the parade, I calmed down. Then we had dinner, talking about dinner is again let me feel a lot of emotions. My friend is not a rich family, is an ordinary office worker, before he went to Taiwan on business, live in my B&B we inadvertently met. The actual fact is that the actual people are really good, all kinds of fish and meat, know that I love to drink, also specially took out the Maotai.
Although I am far away from Taiwan, I still know the price of Maotai. I do not know who in Taiwan is always saying that the mainland is backward, poor conditions, that the mainland can not afford to eat tea eggs, I feel blushing when I think of these remarks. Because Maotai is so good, I greedily drank some at noon. After lunch, went back to the hotel to rest, and then a sleep until the evening, so the first day did not go out.
Finally, the next day my friend started to take me on a tour of Shanghai. The first stop we went straight to the most famous Bund, and I don't even know how to describe my own feelings after going there. Taipei's 101 has always been a source of pride for Taiwanese, and it was a source of pride for me before I came here. But when I came to the Bund, it was like I saw hordes of 101s, not one but a bunch. Together with the beautiful river view, I was really shocked and enjoyed at the same time. And I also climbed the Oriental Pearl and overlooked the whole Shanghai, which really gave me a feeling of seeing all the mountains.
The Bund, West Nanjing Road is really too big, we played a full day directly not enough to play. At night back to the hotel, I was still impressed, my partner is also the same feeling, just think this trip to the mainland is really worth it.
Then it was the third day, my friend said that since we saw the modern Shanghai, we also went to see the traditional scenery of Shanghai. I have never been here before, of course, is completely at his disposal. Then he took me to the City God Temple, Yuyuan Garden, which is a very good attraction, plus the Golden Week, people really super.
I would also like to add that because of the large number of people and cars in November, my friend took us directly to the subway without driving. I would like to say that Shanghai's subway is really convenient, the line is also super, and can also use cell phone payment. Speaking of cell phone payment, I have to say that I experienced a charging phone bill. Before someone has been said mainland charge cell phone bill 30 seconds to the account, I asked my friend to give me a demonstration, really is with that Alipay I feel 5 seconds to the account.
After visiting the City God Temple, we also went to Qibao Old Street and other attractions, as we walked most of the time, which was really tiring and blissful. When we arrived at the hotel in the evening, my partner and I were lying in bed still discussing how the taste of the dumplings at Chenghuang Temple was more like the ones in Taiwan. As a result, my son called me and asked how we were doing. I shared with him my experience and what I had seen in the past two days. I was talking about it with great enthusiasm when he hung up the phone.
I was stunned for a moment and instantly I felt some sadness. I do know why he hung up on me, in fact, this trip I also want to bring him along, but he did not want to, think the mainland is very poor and the impression is not good at all want to come.
In fact, he is not the only one, the vast majority of the younger generation in Taiwan now have this idea. Taiwan's media never says anything good about the mainland, and even the textbooks have been changed to be unpleasant. Because of our generation, we still always hear the news of the mainland from our parents and always have some family feelings in our hearts. And they are the younger generation, grew up living in these negative remarks, always this mainland can not afford to eat tea eggs, can not afford to eat the news of squash, who can blame them.
When I think of this, I feel worried and I instantly feel that I am not in the mood to go out and have fun. I want to hurry back to Taipei and tell my son what I feel and what I have seen. Other young people I can not control a little people, I decided that my own children must be his new understanding of their country.
Of course, I didn't end up going back to Taipei immediately, it was just a feeling at the time. The next few days friends not only took me to play some other Shanghai attractions, and even took me to Hangzhou around Shanghai to play a trip, a variety of experiences I will not go into detail, in short, is to make me feel full of pride and happiness.
After I returned to Taipei, I showed my son all the videos and photos I had recorded and shared my true feelings with him. This time he didn't refute me directly as he did before, but I don't actually know how much he listened to.
But as for myself, I am really proud of my country and worried about the future of Taiwan. I just hope to see the peaceful reunification of my country in my lifetime, and I will be very satisfied.