From 1981 to 1985 I went to the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) to study German. Today I received an email invitation from the university’s German Department for its 60th anniversary celebration in October.
I would love to go back and meet my college classmates. There were about 40 of us in two classes. We studied together and lived together on campus dorms for 4 years. It was definitely one of the most important time in my life. But too bad I can’t go back for the anniversary celebration.
We had our first and last class reunion in Beijing in Aug. 2005 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of our graduation. I went back for that purpose. Most of our 40 some classmates attended the reunion. It was great to meet friends again after so many years. Some didn’t change much, some changed more due to added extra weight.
This summer when I went back to China, I met a few classmates again in Beijing, but not a lot. Most of us are now scattered around the globe, some living in different cities in China, some in Germany and other German speaking European countries, one in Canada and one in the US. It’s hard to get together.
I certainly wish BFSU a great anniversary celebration and those who can attend a great time.