I was watching CCTV-4 one day and came upon this live programme featuring some high school kids winning prizes for some competition. I can’t tell because the competition was already over and the judges were awarding the prizes.
Why are the men not smiling? I wish that the audience would smile like the Chinese mother in front. Kids need all the encouragement they need. It is NOT EASY to grow up in today’s world, you know!
Then, I noticed that they’d “crowned” the kids with Christmas wreaths!!! Oh my God, I think they meant to create laurel wreaths, which are marks of scholarly achievements:
Photo credit and more info on laurel wreaths from Wikipedia.
Christmas / floral wreaths on girls are pretty since they could pass off as heavenly angels or even flowergirls at a church wedding. But on a boy??? It just looks all wrong.
It’s no wonder the teenage guy in the front is looking all sullen even though he’d won the competition.
For crying out loud, I wanna see one of the judges wearing a Christmas wreath like this poor boy below:
For next year’s competition or for any competition, I hope that the organising chairperson and the organizing committee will remember to get LAUREL WREATHS.
Christmas wreaths are not to be worn by anyone, ok? Instead, they are hung outside your front door to mark the beginning of Advent or at least to let neighbours know that you’re celebrating Christmas
Now that November is coming soon, it’s about time we checked out Christmas trees and Christmas wreaths ourselves too!