Have you ever sent a scarf as gift to the boy you have crush on ? Throw back to the days when I was in university, I was in China yet. The tradion for girls in chinese universities is that they knit the scarf by themselves and send it to the boys.
When I was in year one, we were living in the school residence. My roommate who was also in year one wants to date a boy(just called him J) in year 3. It was J’s last year and he was going back to his hometown soon. It didn’t take her so long to finish the knitting. I had seen her knitting all the time in residence, in class and even in the canteen. That was a pretty neat pattern when it’s done.
She texted J and asked if he had time to hang out. J replied her quite soon, saying that he was in a farewell party with his friend and he could be outside of our female residence soon if she wanted see him right away.
It is definitely that she wants to see him right away because the Christmas Day is coming and J is going back to hometown soon. Anyway they come from the same province of southern China and they can talk in same dialect. It means a lot because our university is in Wuhan and yes it is the city that are full of Sakura in spring.
That is a winter night with no snow. J was standing in the sidewalk one step upper the road and the streetlight spread out on him. My roommate rushed out to downstairs with the scarf in hand once she got the text that he was here.
I could see them from the window and I saw J’s friend were standing in the shadows of the road as well. My roommate was running slowly towards to J. You could see the smile on his face. She put the scarf onto J’s both side shoulder and saying something to him.
J’s friend were looking at them. So did I.
After that I was planning to come to Canada for study. I quit my university in my year 2 and haven’t seen them again.
Do you want to know the ending? She told me she was saying Merry Christmas to him at that moment. And J went back to his hometown after December.
I’ve received a Christmas gift is scarf this year. The colour is dar grey, which I really like.
I think…… As a woman, getting a scarf as gift is more happy than sending it out : )