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Lunar New Year Ad From A Desperate Chinese Mom

Written by Oiwan Lam On 21 January 2014 @ 8:54 am | No Comments

In Arts & Culture, China, East Asia, English, Quick Reads

A Chinese mom bought a whole page of ad on Chinese Melbourne Daily to post a letter to her oversea son, calling him to go home for Lunar New Year. [1]

A Chinese mom bought a whole page of ad on Chinese Melbourne Daily to post a letter to her oversea son, calling him to go home for Lunar New Year.

The letter said:

To my son Peng,

I’ve made many calls to you, but you never picked up. This ad is probably the only thing that can reach you. Mom and dad won’t force you to get married any more. Please go back home for Spring Festival this year!

Loving you

Mom

Offbeat China explained the cultural and social meaning behind the mom's act.


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