An amazing story and very similar with my own childhood – in Romania! The same mosquitos in the hot nights of summer, the same cold bedroom during the winter, electricty blackouts and long homeworks, crowded classrooms – we were the most numerous generation in the whole history of my country, due to a law against abortion.
At the age of 14 we also had to pass a very difficult exam which influenced all our future life.
I can also remember the long queue for each piece of bread, milk, butter and meat.
So what could I explain why my childhood was the most wonderful period in my life? „Thanks“ to the Romanian television (only two hours a day of broadcast, cartoons only a quarter of an hour a week, on Sunday) I stayed most of the time in fresh air, playing with my friends.
I spent all these long summer holidays in a little village somewhere in the middle of the country, running on the hills and picking up wild fruits. Once I saw a wild boar…
Sorry for my English, I started learning it few years ago, when I was 27, with a new job and two little children. Not exactly the proper conditions. I’m thinking you are right, if you really want you can be your own teacher – this is why this site is so useful to me.
I decided to write because it‘s so strange to hear the story of your own childhood from a Chinese mouth!
All the best,