In this episode, we'll follow Zhang Wei's journey as he overcomes his chopstick struggles with the help of a surprising encounter, revealing the power of perseverance and the joy of unexpected surprises.
En: On a bustling street in Beijing, there was a small noodle shop that emitted a mouth-watering aroma every day. The owner of this shop had a very special customer named Zhang Wei. Zhang Wei was a cheerful young man who would visit this shop for his lunch break every day. However, there was one common problem that always troubled him - he couldn't use chopsticks correctly to eat noodles.
En: Zhang Wei sat in his familiar corner, staring at a bowl of fragrant noodles in front of him, his face expressing helplessness and frustration. His hands were at a loss with the chopsticks, and every time he tried to pick up the noodles with them, the chopsticks would slip away, drawing secret chuckles from those around him.
En: And so, Zhang Wei would spend an awkward time in this shop every day, and then leave dejectedly. The owner looked at Zhang Wei with sympathy and a wry smile in his heart. But he restrained the urge to help Zhang Wei because he knew that Zhang Wei needed to solve this problem on his own and learn this skill considered the most basic in China.
En: Then, on a beautiful Friday afternoon, while Zhang Wei was struggling as usual to pick up the noodles with the chopsticks, a little girl passing by stopped. Her name was Pei Qi. She watched Zhang Wei fumbling with the chopsticks and, without expression, took the chopsticks from his hand. Student Wang Pei Qi only took a few seconds to teach Zhang Wei the correct way to use the chopsticks, and then she generously waved goodbye and left.
En: From then on, every time Zhang Wei went to the noodle shop, he could use chopsticks with ease. Whenever he inserted the chopsticks into the delicious noodles, he would always remember the incredibly confident smile of that little girl and the events of that day. He thanked Pei Qi for her help, but he was even more grateful for his own perseverance. He proved that even if a problem seems unsolvable, as long as there is persistent effort, it will always bring surprises.