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爸、媽,請喝茶! Warmhearted Tea for Lovely Parents

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文 By: 許玉蓮 Hooi Yoke Lien


我們希望大家在平常生活裡,最少一個月有二、三次,把茶泡好奉給爸媽喝,如有農曆新年、壽宴、結婚等大節日,那就額外再加多幾次。有些人問為什麼要把奉茶這個好像有點落伍的儀式找出來呢?它還適合運用在今時今日嗎?現今很多人說喝茶要時尚化,不時尚的話年輕人就不喜歡,還有年輕人願意回到家,泡一杯茶給爸媽喝嗎?

所謂喝茶時尚化應是針對一些茶葉包裝盒、茶店的裝潢、泡茶喝法而言,那屬於與時併進的一些新觀念。但是我們心裡面有一塊特別柔軟的地方:有感情有愛懂得感激懂得回報,謂之內心的感覺,那是無論我們身在什麼樣的一個時代,那時代正流行着什麼時尚都不會影響我們對爸媽及長輩們單純的愛。

家裡爸媽與長輩年紀逐漸大了,我們對他們的關心,注意他們日常生活是否過得愉快,在“奉一杯茶”這裡呈現得特別恰當。別以為爸媽年紀大了,就沒有喜怒哀樂,像木頭人,爸媽擁有和我們一樣的感受,他們遭遇挫折時有我們奉上一杯熱茶,那會多感動啊。他們覺得高興時我們能夠陪着喝一杯茶,分享他們的成功更是樂不可支。

在一年一度的過年大日子,藉着喝茶機會,我們可養成尊敬爸媽的心態。別以為爸媽養育我們長大成人是應該的責任,我們成年了就可以不理他們的感受,不關心他們的起居,連為他們做一杯茶的心思都沒有。有時爸媽受教育的機會可能不如我們,或追不上現時有關網際網絡的資訊,我們不應嫌棄他們或忽視他們的存在。

趁着這個熱熱鬧鬧的新年氣氛,除了吃大餐、送紅包、有舞獅舞龍燒炮仗等各種活動,要儘量抽出時間陪爸、媽喝杯茶聯絡感情,那多溫馨啊,也可通過泡茶奉茶給他們喝表達細膩的關注,讓父母和長輩知道家人的關懷。


In our everyday life we should – at least twice or thrice a month – serve our parents a pot of hot tea. And not forgetting several additional occasions such as during Chinese New Year, birthday celebration and the wedding ceremony.

Tea-serving, may seem old-fashioned and some may ask why we are still practicing it? Is it outdated in modern days? Some suggest that even tea-drinking needs to be fashionable, otherwise the young ones would not favour it. By the way, are young people still willing to go home to make their parents a pot of hot tea?

In fact, the 'fashionable tea-drinking' notion only involves the packaging of tea leaves and the decoration of tea shop, as well as the way of making and enjoying tea. And not forgetting the new perspective in the modern age.

No matter how modernity advances, our love for family still remains the same. A special part deep in our heart is dedicated to our family – to love, to care and appreciate, and to requite the love of our parents and the elders.

It would be very special if we serve our aging parents and elders a cup of tea. Since they are also experienced ups and downs as we do, we should always care if they are happy. It would be very touching if we serve them hot tea when they encounter some setbacks. And when they are happy, serve them a pot of hot tea to share their happiness.

During an important festival like Chinese New Year, we should take this opportunity to serve tea to show respect for our parents. We are now strong and fit adults – but we have no right to ignore their feelings and wellbeing. Our parents' effort to raise us isn't something we should take for granted.
Perhaps they are not as well educated as we are, and not well informed because they can't follow the pace with online information. And these should not be our reasons to ignore them.
New year celebration has always been lively and cheerful. And a long list of activities awaits us – enjoying delicious reunion meals, giving red packets, and watching the lion dance performance and much more.

Despite being occupied by different activities, we should also make time for a cup of tea with our parents and the elders. And they will surely appreciate the pot of hot tea, which represents our care and respect.

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