For a lot of overseas Chinese kids, Chinese school can be a real source of complaints. So many kids don’t want to spend their precious weekend hours learning Chinese. At the same time, however, many kids come to realize how grateful they are for these classes — especially as they grow older. It becomes almost a bonding experience for kids who went and experienced it.
We were curious to see what students were saying about Chinese School and Chinese Classes on Twitter, so we took to the Twitterverse to find out. We hope that our Chinese game app can help these kids alleviate some of their reluctance to study Chinese, but until then, here are some of the highlights we found on Twitter (with a little commentary of our own):
— Perry Sun (@psun613) January 16, 2013
See! Chinese school for kids DOES pay off!
GAAAAH THIS IS IMPOSSIBLEE!! WHY DIDN’T I LISTEN AT CHINESE SCHOOL ALL THOSE YEARS AGOOO???!!!
— HunnieXHannie (@hunniexhannie) January 22, 2013
Not-learning-Chinese remorse. That’s the industry term for this, we believe.
@sionghuei 不好笑咯，my bro and sis said about my Chinese very suck lo. How can I graduated at Chinese school.
— Peiyee Chong (@PeiyeeChong) January 22, 2013
Haha this is just funny.
at Chinese school , there’s always this one part of the school that’s smells like durian . #thataintthebidness
— Pei Ling(@peeeilinggcaai) January 20, 2013
This is also pretty funny. Durian is a pretty smelly fruit found in Asia.
maybe i should have went to a chinese school. Maybe i would understand calculus or math related subjects better #stereotype
— Su Ann (@ks_ann) January 22, 2013
Disclaimer: Learning Chinese will not improve your kid’s math skills.
Mum should have forced me to stay at Chinese school, regret not being able to read Chinese 🙁
— IV (@chiggercheung) January 22, 2013
More remorse for not learning Chinese as a kid!
@picocharles The BBC came to my Chinese school to interviewed us on how the Chinese language is becoming so important to the world :S
— C (@carinacoffee) January 19, 2013
Sounds pretty important! Better stay in school!
I wish I stayed in Chinese school lol then I wouldn’t have to take 3 years of it in hs #darn
— Jennifer Yip (@justjenniferyip) January 14, 2013
Yep, more regrets. As kids we hate extra schooling, but studying it as a little kid is a lot easier than trying to learn it later!
OMG I REMEMBER THIS TIME IN CHINESE SCHOOL THE TEACHER WAS TRYING TO RELATE TO ME AND BROUGHT UP ONE DIRECTION IM CRYING
— ♡ mags ♡ (@faplouis) January 16, 2013
Alright this one was also pretty funny, had to include it.
And that concludes our Chinese School for kids Twitter roundup for January! Tweet at us @lilstarschinese about Chinese School and you might get featured in our next post!