Thursday, April 16, 2015

'Coolest resignation ever' goes viral on Chinese social media

My Paper, Thursday, April 16, 2015, Page A1, Top Stories
PHOTO: SIMPLE MESSAGE: "The world is big and I want to go out and see it," says the letter by teacher Ms Gu.

辞职中请 - Resignation application
Cí zhí zhōng qǐng

世界那么大,我想去看看。- The world is big and I want to go out and see it
Shì jiè nà me dà, wǒ xiǎng qù kàn kàn.

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Posted by 凤凰 fèng huáng on 15 April 2015 at 19:48:49 (GMT+8)
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BEIJING
A RESIGNATION letter consisting of just 10 Chinese characters has gone viral in China because of its inspiring message.

"The world is big and I want to go out and see it," says the letter in Chinese, penned by a female teacher at Henan Experimental High School. She worked as a counsellor for 11 years.

The Chinese media reported that the woman was Gu Shaoqiang, an educational psychologist who graduated from Henan Normal University in 2004.



Gu Shaoqiang, an educational psychologist who graduated from Henan Normal University in 2004.
PHOTO: Gu Shaoqiang, an educational psychologist who graduated from Henan Normal University in 2004.
Posted by 凤凰 fèng huáng on 15 April 2015 at 19:48:49 (GMT+8)
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"This is the coolest resignation ever. The writer is so 'renxing' in pursuing her dream and I like it," said Sina Weibo user Yangguanglushang669.

"Renxing" is a popular online catchphrase that means to do whatever you want without restraint.

The letter dated Monday was leaked after Ms Gu's colleague snapped a photo of it and posted it online on Tuesday. The post soon went viral and was reported by official media such as Xinhua and People's Daily.

Dahe Daily reported that her resignation has been accepted by the school.

Ms Gu has turned down interview requests from the media and declined to disclose her reason for resigning, according to Zynews.com, a news website based in Henan province.

"The resignation is my personal decision," she was quoted as saying. "I don't want to have any interviews over this. I just want to continue my peaceful life."

She said she did not expect the letter to grab the headlines, adding that she wants to "touch the world with her eyes" when she is still able to do so.

"I long for a simple life. I hope people won't ask me or mention the letter any more. This is just my own decision. That's it," she said on Tuesday night in a post on WeChat, a popular messaging app.

By China Daily/Asia News Network, mypaper, myp@sph.com.sg, Published on Apr 16, 2015


From SINA WEIBO
辞职中请 - Resignation application
Cí zhí zhōng qǐng

世界那么大,我想去看看。- The world is big and I want to go out and see it
Shì jiè nà me dà, wǒ xiǎng qù kàn kàn.



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