In my opinion, there’s nothing awkward about Chinese New Years, the only thing I can really say is... during my first year in college, that is in 2009
Going home to celebrate the new year and winter vacation, I took the train from beijing back home
This was my first time experiencing "Spring migration," boarding the train was really hard, I almost couldn’t get on
The back of the train was jammed with people, the front was even worse. I felt that walking through the train was impossible. The train workers kept shouting at those in the back of the train to move toward the front
What was even the point of piling up here? Yet, no one moved...
Finally when the train doors shut, everyone crowded the middle sections of the two train cars
Because I bought a "seat ticket", I thought everyone who was standing
didn’t have a ticket cause they were unable to buy one, so they had no choice but to just stand there. So I told them \"I have a seat ticket! If you don\'t mind, please let me through so I can find a seat!\"
But after I finished speaking, everyone cracked a smile, laughed, and said "We also have seat tickets!" Only afterward did I realize
that they had already prepared to stand the whole way home. Because there were so many people, I couldn’t move at all.
Finally, we reached what seemed to be the Baoding station. There was a young person.. that youngster... had a pretty strong build. After boarding...
He kept walking toward the front..pushing.. pushing ..pushing, so I followed him and only then was able to pass through the middle section of the train
That is [to] the bathroom and place that had a hot water spigot. I kept following him through the aisle
People crowded the aisle and again crowded where I was standing. Because this was my first time experiencing "Spring migration.."
it left me with a rather deep impression... really scary. Afterward, in my view, "Spring migration" has already improved a lot.
It hasn’t been *that* crowded since. Even though boarding the train is still extremely difficult..
yet after boarding the train, generally speaking everyone can slowly find a seat