十年 Ten Years
10 years ago, we were children of our parents;
10 years later, we become parents of our children.
10 years ago, I had a home full of joys and affection ;
10 years later, I feel warmth of family then and not till then.
10 years ago, I yearned for leaving far away from home,
10 years later, I am longing to return my drifting heart home.
10 years ago, I shouted and thunder at my parents;
10 years later, I wish my parents scold me again even in my dream.
10 years ago, you were my deskmate,
10 years later, you become the wife of the other guy.
10 years ago, I sang My Deskmate for you,
10 years later, I am thinking of you my dear deskmate.
10 years ago, the only problem we faced was exam,
10 years later, we have to face all except for exam.
10 years ago, I remembered your sweet smile at me at your downstairs;
10 years later, I unwittingly saw you nagging at your child with a stony
face at your downstairs.
10 years ago, I yearned for marriage at every moment;
10 years later, I am longing to fall in love one more time.
10 years ago, we felt shy when talking about love;
10 years later, awkward only can be seen on our face when talking about
10 years ago, I yearned for love but didn’t know what true love was;
10 years later, I have know what love is but
10 years ago, I like girls with nice appearances;
10 years later, I have an ugly wife at home.
10 years ago, I fell in love first time;
10 years later, I am divorced for the first time.
10 years ago, I rode to home whistling brightly;
10 years later, I drive on road bounding for social intercourse answering
phones in succession.
10 years ago, I dreamed of staying in a five star hotel;
10 years later, I am longing to return home even if living in a five star
10 years ago, I yearned for traveling by air once;
10 years later, I am afraid of taking plane most.
10 years ago, I hoped that I was the boy sitting opposite the girl when I passed by the window of coffee shop after playing football;
10 years later, I hope I am that boy who passes by the window of the coffee shop just now after playing football.
10 years ago, native dishes are tasteless to me;
10 years later, I have no taste for all foods except for native dishes.
10 years ago, I was the main force of volleyball team due to my healthy
10 years later, I am diagnosed as kidney basin protrusion
10 years ago, I was forced to sit at the desk and attend a lecture care-
fully by parents and teacher;
10 years later, I want to attend a lecture again but can not find a desk.
10 years ago, I despised of drunkard in front of restaurant gate and sworn
not drinking alcoholic all my life;
10 years later, I become that drunkard.
10 years ago, I dreamed of driving my own car some day and no longer walk-
ing on foot;
10 years later, I prefer walking on foot to driving self-owned car.
10 years ago, I felt blushed when touching a girl;
10 years later, I am accused of sexual harassment.
10 years ago, I did not know what streetwalker means;
10 years later, I can only unburden myself to a call girl.
10 years ago, I hoped to grow up and be mature;
10 years later, I go to beauty salon fancying for perennial youth.
10 years ago, I craved for eating meat with every meal;
10 years later, I crave for vegetables with every meal.
10 years ago, I looked about public telephone just for a call;
10 years later, I have mobile phone but still rushing all around.
10 years ago, I aimed to earn 1000 yuan a month;
10 years later, I earn 6000 yuan a month but still unhappy.
10 years ago. I was mostly scared of criticism;
10 years later, it’s hard to win criticism.
10 years ago, 200 yuan was enough for me to live a month;
10 years later, it costs me 2000 yuan for one meal.
10 years ago, we were in school uniforms, brilliant sunshine naturally
overflowing from austerity;
10 years later, we are in name brand clothes, a touch of somber mood
arising from this kind of illusive luxury.
10 years ago, we went to class unkemptly with sweat stains on face;
10 years later, we must dress in neat and with smile for work.
10 years ago, I rabidly abominated corruption;
10 years later, I belong to the ranks of corruption;
10 years ago, I thought that I were a sky-reaching tree;
10 years later, I realize that I am nothing more than a tiny grass.
10 years ago, time was the only thing I can waste;
10 years later, I can waste anything except for time.
10 years ago, youth was unrepentant to us;
10 years later, youth is far away from us.
10 years ago, we felt proud that we can play with life;
10 years later, we are trapped in the game of life.