A: Ah, it feels like we only broke up for winter vacation yesterday, and soon we’re back to school!
B: Yep. I miss the winter vacation last year, when we didn’t have to start school again until March. It was the longest winter vacation we’ve ever had, hehe.
A: But if you compare it with the pandemic, we are lucky we can go to school at all.
Photo: Huang Hsu-lei, Liberty Times 照片：自由時報記者黃旭磊
B: You’re right, of course. At the time, in almost all countries around the world the schools were closed, and only online classes were available, if any. A lot of schools are still closed.
A: Hmm, Taiwan is one of the few countries in which students can go to school as normal. We should count our blessings.
（Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱）
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