With Mom not around, the family is having a hard time adjusting to their new morning routine - especially the kids.
The kids leave for school, but with Mom gone and with Dad rushing off to work, they'll have to make the journey themselves.
The kids make their way to school, but it appears as though they may be taking the long way. Meanwhile, their teacher wonders why they're always late for class.
The kids are hard at work in class, and although their teachers know what's going on, there's little they can do. Meanwhile, Dad is hard at work at the factory.
China is a fast-changing place. New buildings go up, and old ones are torn down. On their way home from school, the kids are surrounded by these changes and it makes them reflect on the future of their own home.
It's snack time at home and the kids are feeding themselves - they've even become accustomed to practicing piano on their own.
As the kids wait for Dad to return home from work, it's up to big sister to not let younger brother worry. If there were an accident, surely Daddy's company would call - right?
See how this short film, "The Waiting," closes. With the kids waiting at home and a stressed, bereaved father on his way back from work, will everything turn out for the best?
Sun Hao Yang plays a "piano" while his sister gives him some news.
When Sun Hao Yang is bullied by a student at the studio, the young girl stands up for him.
This film reveals some negative phenomena in our society. How should we treat our parents when they grow old? What do they really need? Is it just money, or loved ones to spend time with them?
A very touching film with a sadly beautiful score and important message: You can't turn back time. Please cherish the people you love because you can't make up for it when it's gone.
Is there really such thing as a joke?
Susan is visiting her friend for Spring Festival. Let's see how a Chinese family celebrates this holiday.
Susan accidentally runs into her friend's family members in the street. Not knowing who they are, she is given the wrong directions and heads further away from the house.
There are two ways to say hello in Chinese: "ni hao," the informal way, and "nin hao," the manner that shows respect.
After receiving the wrong directions, Susan is now lost and needs to find her way to her friend's home.
Although Susan has finally found her way, her friend's family mistakes her for another person.
Things get weirder when Susan gets mistaken for Xiao Wei's girlfriend.
When Mai Miao returns home, everything finally becomes clear.
After Mai Miao introduces Susan to her family, they happily celebrate the New Year.
There are different ways to ask someone his or her name. For people who are older than us, "nin" should be used, while "ni" should be used for younger people.
Coins are traditionally incorporated into the Chinese New Year dumplings with a symbolic meaning.