This is Kelly, we’ve been friends since middle school. We didn’t be in contacted too frequently when I was abroad. She has a typical urban life in China, got a office job, got married, shopping and eat when she’s free. Last month, she contacted me on the next day I arrived to China. She didn’t ask about how was I doing, just simply said that she needs help for her confusion. The only people I don’t like to help is people who think life suppose to be perfect on his/her way. Kelly was open to me about her depression and confession. I told her that we should go to camping. Nanning is the city we grew up in, no one even went camping. If I have never lived overseas, I would never know what is camping like. I told Kelly if we want to do something, we should find our way to make it happen. We started to search online, there is not a lot, but luckily we've found some hiking group do camping around Nanning. So here we were for the last weekend, we spent a whole weekend on the mountains by following a hiking group. The group is organised by a few men whose in their 40s, only two other girls showed up on the trip. At first, those guys are looking at us thought we were on the wrong group. Because we don't have professional equipment and we look too young to join this kind of activity. I told the organizer we are not here for misson, we are not going to walk 30 miles on the mountains, we just want to enjoy the nature and have a safe night outdoor that's why we are following them. At the beginning, some guys were being a bit of sarcastic about how weak we were. I know they didn't mean to look down on girls. Most of people in China know how to follow the rule, but they are not good t follow their hearts.
We still didn't hike to the top of the hill, because we just chose to be simple and easy. At the end of the trip, those guys who think women are weaker than men, are understand we are not chickens. At least we proved that we are able to say what we want and follow our hearts, and that's ok to refuse to follow the majority. At the same time, I have yo admire they are able to be the minority of the Chinese society. They are definitely nice and had taken care of us a lot. Finally, I think I am proud of how much kelly could engage herself with nature and totally enjoy the other world other than her comfy zone.
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