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Father’s Day 2022 | 父亲节 2022

“伟大”二字常常伴随着“母爱”,可你们是否想过它也能伴随”父爱“?父亲节即将到来,而我们好像经常会忽略父亲给予我们的“爱”。父母是家庭的顶梁柱,而父亲往往是负责养家糊口的那个人。相信许多人的父亲,与我自己的父亲一样,都不擅长表达自己对子女的爱意。 他们一般会通过行为来表达自己对孩子的爱。即便是使用最严肃的语气,他们的行动仍然是温暖的、温柔的。今天,同母亲节的博客一样,我就不分享什么庆祝方法了。就让我来跟你们简单分享一些故事,因此博客在形式上会与母亲节的博客很相似哦!

The words “great” and “selfless” are often seen put together with “motherly love”, but have you ever thought of it together with “fatherly love”? Father’s Day is arriving round the corner, yet we seem to always be oblivious to the type of love fathers give. Parents are probably the biggest support pillars of a family and oftentimes, the one playing the role of the breadwinner are fathers. I believe that many of your fathers, like mine, just aren’t good at expressing their love towards their children. Instead, they choose to do it through actions. No matter how harsh and cold they sound, their actions stay warm. Today’s blog, just like the Mother’s Day blog, would not contain any tips and tricks on how to celebrate and all. Instead, it will just be a simple sharing, where the style is pretty similar!

Story Time | 故事时间

Jocelyn Chinese Tuition Blog Post (Father's Day)

大家回想一下,每当你遇到自己办不到的体力活时,第一个喊的人是谁?每当家里进蚊虫时,第一个的人喊谁?每当你需要钱时,第一个找的人会是谁?(好啦,这个有可能你们找的未必是父亲,但至少从小到大我找的都是他。)相信大家的答案基本上不会有太大的区别,那就是父亲。就像我前面所说的,父亲们往往会用行动来表达他们对子女的爱。

举个例子,我住在组屋的高楼区,而住在高楼区的我,家里常会有蚊虫飞进来,我也经常受这些蚊虫的骚扰。你们有可能会认为,不过是蚊虫罢了,有什么可怕的。但是你要知道,由于我家附近都是公园,蚊虫不仅多,大多的体型也很大。不仅如此,我本身也不太喜欢蚊虫,觉得它们很恶心。于是,每次只要有蚊虫飞进屋子里,我就会喊父亲来帮忙抓掉。虽然他总会念念叨叨,说蚊虫无害,不需要害怕,却每次都会义无反顾地第一时间冲进来帮我抓掉蚊虫。没错,蚊虫的确无害,可它们奇形的怪状在儿童的眼里就是危害。而且不是所有的蚊虫都是无害的。像伊蚊就是一种会导致骨痛热症的害虫。因此,总会帮我抓走蚊虫的爸爸给予了我满满的安全感。

其实很多时候,我们感受到的温暖并不在于父亲的行动,而是行动背后的那股力量和那份义无反顾的爱。大家应该也经常听过这句话:“无论你在外面闯荡得有多辛苦,你都要记得回家因为家里就像是冬天里的温暖大火炉,暴雨中保护着你的避风港。”的确,外面的世界或许很可怕,未知数也很多。不过,当你想到有一位伟大的父亲在你后面默默地保护着你、支持你。那种独一无二的安全感,会让你觉得这世界好像也没那么可怕了。

Please, take the time to think back now. Each time you have some work that requires a certain amount of strength, who do you ask for help? When insects fly into your house, who do you ask for help? When you need money (though it might not really be your fathers, but at least for me, it was), who do you ask for it from? I believe most of the answers are the same, your fathers. Like I said, many of them express their love for us through action.

For instance, where I stay, I live on a relatively high level. This means that my house constantly has uninvited guests like insects and bugs. You might be thinking, they’re harmless. How scary could they be? Well, my house is surrounded by gardens, where the insects are quite huge in size. Additionally, I’m not a fan of insects myself, I find them disgusting, and these incidents happened frequently when I was younger. Every time an insect flew in, I’d call for my father to catch it. He’d always nag about how it’s harmless, but would still catch it without hesitation. Now, insects are mostly harmless indeed, but their creepy figures are scary to a child. Also, not all insects are harmless! Some, like the dengue mosquito, may cause dengue fevers. As such, it is always times like this where I feel a huge sense of security from my father.

To be fair, a lot of the times where we felt warmth wasn’t from our father’s actions, but rather the spirit and non-hesitant love that comes off of it. I believe many of you have heard of similar lines saying, no matter how hard it is outside, always remember to come home. That’s because home is like a big fireplace in winter, always providing us with warmth, and like a sanctuary, it protects us from thunderstorms.. Yes, the outside world is scary with many things we aren’t sure about. However, when you think back and realise that your father is always there to protect you and provide a sense of security, the world actually isn’t that scary at all.

Show Your Love | 表达爱意

Jocelyn Chinese Tuition Blog Post (Father's Day)

虽然父亲不太会表达爱意,但这不代表我们也不会呀!首先,我们能做的最简单的就是说一句“我爱你”。在母亲节的博客中,我提过这三个简单的字一直以来都是人们难以说出的话。可身为儿女的我们,怎么能够连最基本的爱意也不会表达!就算你觉得说出来会很尴尬,你也可以通过不同的方式如:卡片、简讯等来传达这三个字。虽然这样看起来好像没诚意,但我相信在父母的心里,只要出自于你,这句话就是他们收到过最有诚意的礼物。况且,既然母亲有了这三个字,父亲怎么能没有,这份爱应该是平等的!(如果你还没读我写的母亲节博客的话,就赶快去读吧!)

其实,同父亲表达爱的方式一样,如果你真的没办法把爱说出口,或不知道怎么去表达自己的爱,那就通过做点东西来表达你的爱吧!为父亲(也为母亲)煮上一顿简简单单的早餐、重量级的午餐、或一顿温馨的晚餐,都是可以表达自己爱意的行为。不只这些,你也可以帮忙做家务,减轻他们的负担,或当父母在说教时,不反驳他们。这些都是对他们最大的回报之一。很多时候,父母亲对我们的要求其实并不高,大多数的父母都只希望我们能当个好孩子。你们知道吗?这些日常生活中的行为其实就是我们大部分人表达对家人爱意的一种方法。所以,你还在等什么呀?还不快点行动!

Even if our fathers do not know how to express their love, it doesn’t mean that we don’t either! The first and easiest way would probably be to say the three words, “I love you”. In the Mother’s Day blog that I wrote, I mentioned that these three words may seem easy, but are often the ones that are the hardest to say. However, as their children, how could we easily forgo such a basic way of expressing our love? If it’s hard for you to say it out, you can opt to do it through a card, or a text. It might not seem sincere, but it’s the thought that counts. I believe that in your parents’ hearts, as long as it comes from you, these three words are probably the most sincere gift they have ever received! Besides, whatever three words your mother received, your father should too! (Oh and if you haven’t read my blog on Mother’s Day, do so here!)

There’s also another way to show your love. Just like our fathers, if you can’t express it verbally, do it through action! Cook up a simple breakfast, a heavy lunch or a heart warming dinner for your father (and mother). Actions like these count as showing your love towards them. Additionally, helping out with household chores, not retaliating when they correct you, are some of the greatest ways we can give back to them for bringing us up. Parents don’t actually ask much from their children, just for them to be good kids. In fact, did you know, these daily activities are how most of us show our love to them. So, what are you waiting for? Do something this Father’s Day!

A Simple Note | 一小段话

至天下的父亲:

感谢你们义无反顾的爱和呵护。在我们成长的道路上,你们就像是保护老百姓的军人,永远把我们排在你们心目中的第一位。如果没有你们,我们成长的道路或许不会这么顺畅,甚至可能会布满黑暗。谢谢你们的付出!

To all Fathers in the world:

Thank you for the non-hesitant love and protection that you have given us. On our path of growing up, you are just like the army who protect citizens on a daily basis, forever putting us ahead of yourselves. Without you, our paths wouldn’t be so smooth and instead would probably even be filled with darkness. Thank you so much!



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