In the name of love

The days of exchanging in Iran can really be described as time flies, everything seems like yesterday, and it is almost over before I have time to savor it.

Passing the classroom next door during the morning tea time, I saw a Pakistani girl talking to an Indian girl, and then the two suddenly hugged each other tightly.

In the name of love

At that moment, I suddenly felt that my eyes were a little red.

No matter how many wars and hostilities there are, there is always such beauty in this world that gives us hope.

The day when the official farewell is getting closer. Our room began to become extremely lively, and people knocked on the door every now and then, some of them were giving small gifts, and some were asking for contact information. I am very happy that our two Chinese girls are so popular, and I am particularly touched. Nowadays, there are more and more Chinese people abroad, but "China" is still an unfamiliar concept to most foreigners. I remember that a foreign student friend who came to China for the first time asked me curiously if it was all acid rain in Beijing. He heard that China was seriously polluted and that if rainwater dripped on his hands, his skin would be burned. Seeing my surprised face, I quickly waved my hands and said, oh, don't worry, I'm just joking.

Although this kind of American-style humor is mostly indecent, it is not completely untrue. In the eyes of many foreigners, China is still the red kingdom with white bicycles running all over the streets. In addition, it is probably well known that the Chinese eat everything. Whether in Northern Europe, the United States or Shiraz, I am often asked the question "Do Chinese people eat XX?" "XX" can represent snails, lizards, locusts, ants, frogs, cats and dogs, etc. When I was in Denmark, a boy who loves movies told me that there is a famous Danish movie called "Those Chinese Eat Cats" - but the whole movie has nothing to do with China, the title is just to express black humor , "There are no wonders in the world".

Sometimes I feel that the stereotype of a nation is really a scary thing. When I explained to the terrified Iranians, I tried to convince them that in China we don't eat locusts and snails for three meals a day, which are also strange dishes for native Chinese. But this explanation work is not so easy. They still seemed skeptical. At the end of the talk, I had no choice but to use my trump card and said, you know, your view of China is just like people in other countries think that Iran is full of terrorists.

As soon as the voice fell, the other party laughed and said while shaking my hand.

Having been to many countries, I always feel deeply how many problems the strangeness and misunderstanding between cultures have brought to the world. Therefore, wherever I am, I always try to make othersLearn more about China, and use my words and deeds to change people's views on China. This effort may be trivial, but it gives me a sense of accomplishment.

In an Iranian art class, I happened to ask the teacher about the layout of a Persian garden. I said that in China, the architectural layout of royal gardens is very particular, which is closely related to the Taoist concept of feng shui yin and yang. I don’t know if the design of the Iranian garden has a similar meaning? I forgot about it when I asked this question at the time. Unexpectedly, in the next class, the teacher said that our Chinese friend mentioned an interesting thing during the lecture. , is about the symbolism of Chinese architecture. I wonder if this classmate can come and introduce it to you.

So I stepped onto the podium and explained it in poor Persian. Because I have done a thesis on the city gate of Beijing before, I can introduce some superficial knowledge at this time. I said that Beijing is an imperial city, and its layout is very symbolic. For example, the design of the square central axis and the orientation of Sun Moon Lake symbolize Yin and Yang and the belief that China is the center of the universe. Then I talked about the relationship between architectural color and imperial power and so on.

I don’t know how much the audience from all kinds of countries understood, but after class, a lady from Tajikistan came to me and said that what you just said is really interesting. Chinese culture has many profound things.

This is really the happiest thing I've ever heard.

In the last two days, Jiji, my Chinese classmate who came to Iran together with me, started to prepare gifts for several main teachers and persons in charge. The courtesy we have received here has exceeded our pre-imagined level. Whether it is Ms. Farahman in charge, the grandmother in charge of life, or our big sister Yilham, they always care about us in everything. After much deliberation, we decided to use origami, a traditional Chinese handicraft, as a gift for them.

So I learned and sold now, and went online early in the morning to find origami tutorials. I'm still far from the concept of "ingenuity", but I can still show a little bit of potential beyond the level at the critical moment.

In the last few days in Shiraz, everyone began to leave messages and write contact information for each other. My small notebook was filled with blessings in various languages ????in an instant. An Indian girl said to me, you always have a smiling face. I like the way you smile, but I like your heart even more.

She wrote us a message that day, she said, from now on I can say that the Chinese are really nice people.

At that moment, I was full of pride and emotion. In this world, there is something that can transcend the barriers caused by nationality, religion, and language. That is love, and kindness and friendship in the name of love.

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