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.
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.