From Sina Weibo:
Class of Male Students Beg Only Female Classmate to Stay, She Was Deeply Moved and Then Rejected Them
The Wuhan University of Science and Technology’s 2012 Mining [major] class had a total of 30 students, amongst which 29 were male, with the only female being indisputably the “class flower” [the most beautiful female student in the class]. However, after the new semester began, the class flower applied to transfer out of the major. Despondent, the 29 male classmates collectively wrote love letters begging the class flower to stay: “You are like a princess to us, whom we will definitely cherish and take care of!” The class flower was deeply moved, but in consideration of her future prospects, still rejected them and transferred away. Alas, this is yet another “Deeply Moved, Then Rejected” tragedy, making countless netizens sad and depressed…
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From Huhan Morning Paper:
The Only Female Student in the Mining Class Intends to Transfer, 29 Male Classmates Collectively Write Love Letters Begging the Class Flower to Stay
Original Report (Intern Reporter Zhu Jiaqi, Correspondent Tan Yulian). The Wuhan University of Science and Technology College of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering 2012 Mining [major] class had a total of 30 students, amongst which 29 were male, with the only female Wu Lin being indisputably the “class flower” [the most beautiful female student in the class]. However, not long after the new semester began, the class flower submitted an application to change her major to the school. Thus, the 29 male classmates became despondent, and collectively wrote love letters begging the class flower to stay.
The day before yesterday [March 20], Wu Lin received in one day 29 love letters from her male classmates. As the class flower, Wu Lin had always received special attention from male classmates. On this past March 7th Girls’ Day, all the male students in the class collectively sent her apples and their best wishes: “You are like a princess to us, whom we will definitely cherish and take care of!”
Mining class student Zhang Yan said, since hearing the news that the class flower wanted to leave, the male classmates in the class have become even more conscious of seizing the moment, and caring about her in every way.
Why would the greatly cherished and doted upon Wu Lin want to abandon these 29 die-hard fans? Wu Lin said, the Mining major is relatively hard for female students when it comes to looking for jobs, so taking a long-term view, she had to make this decision.
Looking at the love letters from her male classmates, Wu Lin was deeply moved, “Although we won’t be in the same class anymore in the future, I’ll still come back often to visit.”
Although the 29 love letters did not win back the class flower’s heart, the male students in the Mining class still sent her their best wishes, hoping that she would have a brand new start in her new class, “Do drop by often and visit the Mining class in the future, and if anyone bullies/mistreats you, just come find us.”
Comments on Sina Weibo:
Don’t Understand, Feel Awesome (Although I don’t understand it, I still feel it’s awesome), Deeply Moved, Then Rejected (Deeply moved in the heart, but still rejected him/her, usually used for confessions of love), Tired, Feel Can’t Love (So tired and so exhausted that I feel I am not able to love anymore), Male Silence, Female Tears (Upon seeing something, guys will be silent, and girls will shed tears, usually used to describe articles).
A headline that cracked me up today.
We Wuhan guys are considerate, thoughtful, and warm. Unfortunately I have been drifting long-term in Lingnan [South of the Five Ranges, referring to Guangdong and Guangxi], and have now become half Cantonese.
That’s good enough already, our Mining Engineering [major] didn’t even recruit female students.
“You are like a princess to us, whom we will definitely cherish and take care of!” Evil, isn’t it?
[Note: The Chinese character 疼 (téng) can be 1) v. to cherish or love and 2) adj. painful. As a pun, the English translation of the sentence could be: "...it will definitely be painful!"]
God gave me the opportunity to be a class flower, but I did not cherish it. If God were to give me another chance, I would definitely say loudly: I choose the Mining major~”
I’m reminded of how we have 30-some female students, and only two male students. Every time the school holds sporting competitions, our Foreign Languages Department [major, class, usually means "the English Department"] isn’t even able to form a team for it!
The Machinery [major] is even sadder. At the time, of 40 students in the class, 39 were male, but the main thing was, the class flower was also unbearably ugly.