about Valentine's Day
we began the reading class, Mr. Peters
gave every student some chocolate and
said, "Happy Valentine's Day!"
14th was Valentine's Day! In America, this day is
very different from in China.
China, it is only a day for boyfriends and
girlfriends, but my teacher and my friends in
America told me that Valentine's Day is a public
gifts to boyfriends and girlfriends mean a loving
heart. If other people send gifts to each other, it
only means friendship.
school, boys and girls send many kinds of cards,
exchange gifts, and send chocolate to each other.
You can send any gift except red roses. If you want
to send red roses, you must be careful.
was my first Valentine's Day in America. I was very
busy studying English, and I didn't understand all
these things clearly. Maybe I didn't need to send
any gifts. I watched others to see what they did,
so next time I can understand.
that day, when we began the reading class, Mr.
Peters gave every student some chocolate and said,
"Happy Valentine's Day!" I was very happy. I
thought the teacher gave his students gifts and
blessings. I never saw that in China. Maybe
American teachers are very different. I didn't buy
a gift for the teacher, so I owed a gift to the
teacher. Anyway, I want to say, "Thank you teacher,
and I'm sorry."
we had a break, one of my classmates gave me a
Pokemon card. It was very funny. I felt we were
children. I thought I owed a gift again, but I felt
thankful. It was the first gift from my new
we had a break, one of my classmates gave
me a Pokemon card. Then another student
who had only been in our class one day
called out to me and gave me some
chocolate. for me and my friends.
we were moving to our grammar class, suddenly I
heard someone calling me: "Shelly!" I stopped.
Another classmate who had only been in our class
one day gave me some chocolate. She said, "These
for you and your friends. Have a good day!"
was looking at her leaving and thinking she spoke
Arabic. We were in the same class only one day, but
now we are friends. That's very good, but I owed a
I came home, my Chinese friend sent some roses and
chocolate. I was surprised and happy because I had
never received roses in my past life, but I hoped
it was the last gift. I didn't want to owe more
China, we often heard about a lack of care between
people in America, but now I know that is
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