Over 60 students enrolled in Chinese classes at Avonworth visited Pitt’s Hillman Library and nearby Hokkaido Buffet to celebrate Chinese New Year on Thursday, January 19th.
Chinese Teacher Ms. Li sent the following information to staff on Friday, January 20th:
This Sunday, 1/22, will be the Chinese New Year. Based on Chinese culture, the year 2023, which begins on January 22, 2023, and ends on February 9, 2024, is known as the year of the water rabbit. If you were born in 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, and so on, then you will be the rabbit! 🙂
According to Chinese astrology, Rabbits are predicted to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert as well as quick, skillful, kind, patient, and very responsible, sometimes reluctant to reveal their minds to others and have a tendency to escape reality, but always faithful to those around them.
Happy Chinese New Year! xin nian kuai le!
Students first visited Pitt’s main campus in Oakland and toured Hillman Library. “Unlike last year’s presentation of Chinese culture in PITT, this year was about touring the Hillman library on PITT’s campus. The Library was massive inside with many private rooms, interactive story machines, bookshelves that expanded for multiple floors, and a brand new cafe,” said junior Jon White, pictured below, bottom front left of picture, eating lunch at Hokkaido. “I thought the public libraries near us were extensive, but this library really showed me how big they can get. The hillman library has 5 floors. Some floors or just bookshelves and some are a combination of books and workspace. When we went there, we had to complete 5 stations. Each of the stations helped show the size and book diversity within the library.”
“After the Library, we went to Hokkaido Seafood Buffet. The buffet had tons of different types of food ranging from fries to chicken feet. I think the most popular meal there was the hibachi grill. You could customize a dish and give it to the chef to cook it right in front of you, the only downside to this was the long line. There were also some very obscure dishes there. Some of the most obscure ones would be the chicken feet and whole grilled fish. I didn’t taste them either so I can not comment on if they were good or not, but to be honest I don’t think anyone else did either. Most people just want the general Tso’s chicken and fried rice,” said Jon about the meal.
14 thoughts on “Chinese Club Students Celebrate At Pitt and Feast at Hokkaido To Start Year Of The Rabbit”
i was really glad to go, the food was amazing andd so was the feild trip. i had a lot of fun doing this and epecially the laughs we had during the buffet!
Chinese new year is a very interesting event to participate in. I only occurs once every year, and I am happy for those who participated in it.
I really loved reading the article. I also went there with my friends and it was just such a fantastic time with friends, plus eating Chinese food and learning about the culture from the Pitt library was an interesting time. -Tyler Hanny
this was a lot of good information. the pictures were good too
I’m not in Chinese, so I didn’t really know what everyone did, so this was a lot of good info.
I loved this article. It is important to understand Chinese culture and appreciate all cultures and traditions. Educating students about cultural diversity can be very important and humbling.
I loved this article. It is important to understand Chinese culture and appreciate all cultures and traditions. Educating students about cultural diversity can be very important and humbling. Good job!
I enjoyed the article but would like to see field trips like these in other foreign languages because it would be really fun.
The pictures and quotes together bring the article together. I think you should have included pictures of the library and more about what they talked about their.
It’s super cool that people who went on the field trip got to learn about Chinese culture. It’s super important to learn about other cultures and appreciate them.
This was a very interesting article to indulge in. It was groovy hearing about the experiences of the Chinese club and what they are up to.
I really enjoyed your article. It really summarizes the experiences of the students. It would be nice to see other foreign languages take trips like this one. The pictures really helped to illustrate the experience.
It captures the essence of the trip, it looks good.
this article is great. its good to see everyone getting together as a community. i wish other languages would do this. – Jordan H