By Hanns Zhou
During the five days in the village, I spent most of my time playing soccer and hanging out with those kids, which helped me see the how friendly this community is and how playful those kids are. I remember there was a huge bunch of kids gathered around welcoming us when we arrived in the village. So I got off the bus and started to play with those kids immediately. I couldn’t identify the kids’ faces yet, so I simply hung out with random people. I think I have created a very strong connection with those kids, even though I just met them for the first time, and our connection gradually got stronger and stronger over the next five days. I began to remember every single kid’s face and their names. It really shocked me that I could be so social. So, it made me think of a question: How did I get to know those kids so well in five days, but there are still some people at Christchurch who I haven’t ever talked to?
I think this experience should encourage me to be more social. I should find my way to make a connection with everyone in Christchurch. And I also should bring back those people’s satisfaction in their life. Live a life that not all depends on technologies. Try to build connection and relationships with people in the most original way: talking, chatting, and hanging out. To cherish the running water and light we have every day, to take care of every single opportunity we have been given.