Sandy Alexandre Perkins: China during the coronavirus epidemic, China – March 2020

我的疫情经历

最近几个月在中国的生活方式发生了很多变化。因为新型冠状肺炎病毒疫情的全国扩散,所以中国的政府在进行很严格的打赢疫情政策。在这里打赢疫情政策的最关键方面是呼吁大家尽量不出门。因此,除了超市以及一些必须继续营业的公司以外,在北京大部分的公司和商店都要么在关门,要么在进行在家办公方针。所有的饭馆也都在关门或只支持外带。进出各类场所都有体温检测。至于我的大学学习,我们现在在网上上课。我很欣赏我的老师们的努力适应他们的新的教课方法。

即使这次疫情把我所有的旅游计划打乱了,而且打赢疫情的政策在限制我跟中国人交流的机会,这次疫情也给了我很多时间看中国小说以及在家里努力学习中文。中文有一个成语,塞翁失马焉知非福,意思是一个坏事情可能有些好处,这个成语很适合形容现在的情形。我觉得通过在家里学习中文的这一段时间,我的中文语法和词汇都有了明显的进步。

最近在中国的疫情情况好多了。鉴于疫情情况好转了,周末的时候我趁着人少去了一些名胜古迹参观。上个星期我去了香山。香山是个很漂亮的公园,位于北京西边的一个山脉。在这里我爬山爬了半天才到达峰顶。在峰顶能看到很漂亮的风景和北京市的庞大规模。昨天我还到鸟巢和奥林匹克森林公园去了。在那里游览让我回忆起来十二年前看的中国主办的二零零八年奥林匹克运动会。鸟巢、水立方、玲珑塔和奥林匹克森林公园建设的都很宏伟壮观,我在鸟巢前驻足留了影。

希望这次疫情能够快点结束,一切都回到正常的样子。中国加油!全世界加油!

Fragrant hills

Fragrant hills

ENGLISH:

Over last two months life in China changed in many ways.  Because of the spread of the coronavirus epidemic across the whole country, the government implemented very strict measures to control the virus. At the core of these measures is to encourage everybody to leave their homes as little as possible. Therefore, apart from supermarkets and some companies in industries that were classified as essential, most of the companies and shops in Beijing either closed or operated work from home policies. As for my university course, the university has been running online classes.

A government slogan for fighting the coronavirus

A government slogan for fighting the coronavirus

Although the epidemic meant that I had to cancel all my travel plans and limited my opportunities to interact with Chinese people, it has also resulted a lot of time to read Chinese novels and study hard at home. Chinese has an idiom “the old man lost his horse, but it all turned out for the best”, which is used to describe a blessing in disguise. This idiom is fitting for my experience in that through studying at home over the last month my Chinese grammar and vocabulary has improved. I’m also very grateful to be safe considering the tragedies that the ongoing epidemic is causing across the world.

Recently in China the coronavirus epidemic situation has improved markedly. In light of this improvement, I have taken the opportunity while most people are at home to visit some famous sites. Last week I went to The Fragrant Hills, a beautiful mountain park to the east of Beijing. After a half day of climbing I reached the peak of the mountain, from which the view of Beijing is stunning and allows you to take in the vast scale of the city. Yesterday I visited the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium and the Olympic park, which brought back memories of watching the 2008 Olympics twelve years ago.

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