Sunday, October 11, 2015

Weihao zhong
               
               
Seeking New Nightlife
 Imagine a city that comes alive after dark. In my hometown, many people walk streets, eat delicious food in the restaurants, and shop in the malls at night. My hometown is full of cheers and laughter in the evening because people enjoy their nightlife entertainment. However, when I immigrated to the United States, great changes took place in my life, especially with my nightlife. I dont play basketball with my friends, watch movies in the cinema or go shopping in the evening. Therefore, my nightlife entertainment has completely changed since I came to the United States.
                                 
When I lived in China, I was mesmerized by my nightlife because it was the best time of my whole day. had some different kinds of entertainment, which could make me relax and feel happy. I have been Chicago for one year, but I always stay at home in the evening. My parents often tell me that some places in Chicago are very dangerous at night because some people might use weapons to attack passers-by, so I cant go to park to play basketball at night, especially when I am unhappy or sulky. In addition, when I was playing basketball in my hometown, I could relax myself and adjust my mind, but in the United States, I have lost this part of my life. Furthermore, I have few friends to play basketball with me even in the afternoon because my English is poor, and I have a hard time in communication. Therefore, I know I need to focus on how to improve my English and make more friends. Then, I will be able to find some new hobbies.
                                   
 Moreover, I used to be a movie lover, but now I have completely changed. When I lived in China, I went to the cinema to watch movies once a week in the evening, but when I first went to the cinema in Chicago, I found that the American movies didnt have subtitles. I quickly realized that I couldnt understand the jokes in these movies, and sometimes I didnt know what the actors said. These changes made me feel very bored ,so I stopped watching movies in the cinema. Moreover, even though I could watch Chinese movies in Chicago theaters, There was no one to accompany with me. My American friends dont like watching Chinese movies, especially horror movies, so this part of my nightlife has faded away.
                                          
 Furthermore, the nightlife in China doesnt mean alcohol or clubs. Instead, people have some enjoyable activities, such as they are walking streets, eating supper, and going shopping until midnight. I often went shopping with my close friends after dinner. Unluckily, the shops in Chicago close at 9:00 PM, but the shops in China close at 12:00 PM every night. Some Chicago shopping malls even close at 8:00 PM, so I dont have enough time to go shopping after school. Moreover, during the winter months in Chicago, the sun goes down and the stars peep out after five o clock. Furthermore, Chicago s winter is particularly cold and snowy. I can not go shopping in Chicago at night and lose my favorite nightlife entertainment.
                                          
 I used to be mesmerized by a place where people enjoy their nightlife entertainment after hours. Nevertheless, my life has had a lot of changes since I immigrated to the United States. I have to stay at home in the evening, I have lost my entertainment, and I always feel lonely. Recently, my nightlife has had some special changes, which is taking care of my sisters newborn baby. I usually watch her four times a week. I need to feed her milk and change the diaper every two hours at night, and that is a big challenge for me. Maybe I will have fun in my new nightlife. If I could adjust to the Melting Pot lifestyle, I may not need to seek that much longer. I may find a new nightlife in my new home in the United States.






12 comments:

  1. This is a really interesting essay. I feel the same way sometimes because I used to go out with my friends in the evenings. In Mexico City as well as your hometown, there are a lot things to do during the night, and places where you can go too. Moreover, the weather is very nice most of the year there and here we have a short summer. That's why I feel identify myself with your story in your essay.

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    1. Thank you ! My hometown have a long summer and short winter.

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  2. this essay really touch me because I miss night style in china. Living in Chicago nightlife style changed a lot. I used to stay home too. the winter time is worse, no much people in the streets. Extremely lonely and cold.

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    1. Thank you ! I hope you will have new night life in the future.

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  3. Your essay reminded me of my life in Mexico. When I was in Mexico I also go out with my family at night. Almost every night we have something to do in different places. I liked that how your essay is orginized and your ideas.

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    1. Thanks! Your night life is also abundant.

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  4. Good organization and clear ideas! Your experience about the different nightlife styles between China and Chicago really touch me deep inside. I do miss the nightlife that I used to spend with my family and my friends in my hometown, and it's so meaningful to me.

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    1. Thank you! Do you go shopping at night in China?

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  5. Your essay was very interesting. It brought my memory back when I was in China. I had the same activities like you in the night time. You also have good explanation and ideas to describe the nightlife you miss.

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  6. interesting title! the night life, people can hang out with friends, eat out, shopping. it is funny to youth. i think american night life is a health life style. sleep early is good for health.

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  7. Interesting essay! In China, the weather is warm, so people can play a lot of activities in the night time. On the other hand, In Chicago, It is dangerous and cold at night.

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