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Jingxin Wu Wishes For A Safe, Smooth Year Of Rooster

Jingxin Wu, also known as Trista, is a Teaching Assistant at the Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific. Ms Wu, 26, is from Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China,
21 Jan 2017 11:00
Jingxin Wu Wishes For A Safe, Smooth Year Of Rooster
Jingxin Trista Wu, redecorating the palm trees, a symbol of the Fijian in her as the Chinese look forward to the New Year in the Chinese calneder. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

Jingxin Wu, also known as Trista, is a Teaching Assistant at the Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific.

Ms Wu, 26, is from Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China, and she came to Fiji with her father in 2004 as her mother was already in Fiji working as a tailor since 1998.

She considers herself a local Chinese as she is a Fijian citizen now along with her family.

She studied at Yat Sen Primary School before heading to Jai Narayan College and St Joseph’s Secondary School to complete her secondary level education.

 

What is your Chinese New Year wish?

I wish my parents and grandparents stay healthy in the New Year, and for everything this year to be smooth and safe.

 

What does Chinese New Year mean to you?

Chinese New Year for me is a festival to be together with families and friends, to say goodbye to the previous year and to welcome and look forward to the New Year.

 

What are your goals for the Year of the Rooster?

My goals for the Year of the Rooster are to improve both on my working and living experiences, learning to be a good Chinese teacher and hopefully to be wiser and more mutual in the oncoming New Year.

 

What’s the most interesting thing about you and your culture?

I think the most interesting thing about my culture is that Chinese people love and enjoy eating, so when there is a traditional Chinese festival, it has something to do with eating. For example, at Chinese New Year, we will have family reunion dinner.

I think the time we spend together in preparing the food and the moment we sit together to enjoy it really gives us a lot of opportunities to communicate with the family, and it also make us realise how important families mean to us.

 

How did you celebrate the festival as a child?

When I was a child, I was so excited when it’s New Year. I got to wear new clothes, and got red packets that had money inside from families and relatives.

I had long holidays that I could spend with my friends and also there was plenty of delicious food to eat.

 

What traditions do you still keep, and how do you celebrate Chinese New Year today?

The traditions I still keep are to call my families in China on New Year’s Eve and send my greetings and New Year wishes to them. I will have a family reunion dinner with my parents in Fiji.

 

How will you be celebrating Chinese New Year?

This Chinese New Year I will be celebrating with my family and  friends.

 

What animal zodiac sign were you born under, and do you think there are similarities between you and your animal sign?

I was born under the Year of the Horse and Yes, there are similarities between me and my animal sign, the good sides are honest and kind, the bad side is stubborn.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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