On 21 February 21, the CityU Buddy Scheme of INSO and SRO successfully held a happy and warming Chinese New Year Fair, attracting many students who were interested in exploring Chinese New Year culture. After the Joint-Hall Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration, this Fair was another community-wide cultural celebration. It showed the fruit of the hard work of many students, including Mainland students, Residents¡¦ Association members and Residence Life Assistants. Many Chinese customs were exhibited, including solving riddles, writing Chinese couplets, paper art and other activities.

Students gathered in front of a stall for writing Chinese couplets. No matter how much they knew about Chinese calligraphy, they really enjoyed writing with a Chinese brush onto red paper. The riddle-solving section was also magnetic, as many were willing to challenge their intelligence. The paper art section, where students could try DIY, was favored by many. There were some exquisite models, but more students preferred their imagination and made their own masterpieces.

One section introduced a very ancient Chinese sport for entertainment, ¡§Touhu¡¨, which required the players to shoot sticks into a bottle. Many queued for this ancient pleasure. ¡§Through organising this Fair, I got to review and enhance my knowledge of Chinese customs and I very much enjoyed being with my RA teammates for this Fair¡¨, said Wendy Tam, the Welfare Secretary of Hall 9's RA.

The great spirit for celebrating Chinese New Year and mingling with others filled the Hall with pleasure and laughter. Mainland students all felt as if they were with their families on the Mainland.
Local students organising the Fair enjoyed serving as ambassadors to
promote Chinese culture to overseas students.

F3: Fun-Filled Fair