Pub'd on China Daily: Christmas tree stays for Spring Festival | Speaking of China

6 Responses

  1. Meghan
    Meghan January 24, 2018 at 10:36 am | | Reply

    Dear Jocelyn,
    I have followed your column since i found it a couple of years ago. Your piece about the Christmas tree rings oh so true! My first year in China I was teaching at Qingdao University. The university hotel had Christmas decorations still up April 1st, April Fool’s Day!

    BTW, my daughter lives outside of Kent with her family; I just noticed you are from Stow?!
    P.S. I have noticed plenty of attractive men in China of all ages!

    Meghan in Xi’an

  2. Maria
    Maria January 24, 2018 at 11:21 am | | Reply

    So cool to have your article published Jocelyn, what an amazing accomplishment! 🙂

    I definitely feel that emptiness once all of the decorations are put away, the house looks so empty. We usually need to keep our tree up until January 6th for the Epiphany, but, we tend to take it down sooner. My husband never had a tree in his home, or decorations, until I came around. I guess I put a little bit of the Christmas spirit into him as well!

    I feel like this time of year is very hard on our wallets, with Christmas, then CNY, we are always broke afterwards!

    Looking forward to seeing more of your published articles!

  3. Fred
    Fred February 1, 2018 at 2:39 am | | Reply

    Great article. Keep up the good work.

  4. Fred
    Fred February 1, 2018 at 2:42 am | | Reply

    Great work!

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