The Brief Introduction of My Hometown

This is my first video blog. I will dedicate it to my hometown——ChongQing. It is the sister city of Toronto.

Chongqing

In this video, I will talk about my hometown’s famous sights and cultural customs very briefly.

However, this video is only a tip of the iceberg. I will provide more beautiful sceneries and traditional food in my future blogs.

Please find the link of the video: The Brief Introduction of My Hometown-ChongQing

 

References:

 

albie M. (Sep 21, 2014). Transformers 4: Autobots and Dinobots rule out in HD SCENE.[Video File]. Retrieved From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsskBJOgHDw

ZhangYiFei (Aug 11,2012). Chang Jiang San Xia Feng Guang. Retrieved From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUV1TyIPUJQ

China Chongqing Television. (May 1, 2012).Niao Kan Xin Chong Qing. Retrieved From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGiLgY57JQ0

Pictures from Wikipedia

 

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26 thoughts on “The Brief Introduction of My Hometown

  1. johnwallace2 says:

    Thanks for sharing your hometown with us Celine! Looks like ChongQing is beautiful, and the plans for the future look like they will be spectacular once completed. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve noticed in ChongQing from when you were a child growing up to how the city is now?

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    • Celine (Xin Liu) says:

      Thanks for your support John. In the past 20years, great changes have taken place in my hometown, like transportation, international cooperation. Chongqing is the sister city of Toronto since 1986. My favourite change is the improvement of environment. When I was a child, my hometown is a industrial city. There was many pollution sources. But now,people focus on the forest ecosystem.

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  2. Geoff Cook says:

    Celine, I didn’t know you were from Chongqing! Even though your city has almost 30 million people living in the municipality, I doubt the average Canadian has heard about your hometown. Your video has made me want to visit one day. And because it’s near Sichuan, I can’t wait to eat my all my favourite Sichuan dishes.

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    • Celine (Xin Liu) says:

      Wow, I don’t know you like Sichuan dishes Geoff! Some of my Canadian friends do not like spicy food at all. But every one in my hometwon like spicy food! Actually Chongqing was a part of Sichuan province before, so we have similar dishes and dietary habit.

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    • Celine (Xin Liu) says:

      Thank you Katie. Yes, I miss it badly! But I love Toronto as well~~ haha
      Transport system is interesting in ChongQing. My hometown is a mountain city, so almost all of our subways are in the air instead of under the ground.

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  3. Ali says:

    Your hometown is absolutely breathtaking Celine. Thank you for introducing it to us. Personally, usually when I hear of China, I just think about Beijing and the other areas that are normally featured in the media. But after this video I think my visit to China should be to ChongQing. I must add that it doesn’t seem ChongQing is affected by the smoke from the factories, am I wrong or right in thinking so?

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  4. Study Abroad says:

    Celine, you live in so beautiful city! I adore traveling, so I should put your city in my Travel plan) How many educational institutions in your hometown? What about international students?
    Thank you for so great vlog!

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    • Celine (Xin Liu) says:

      Welcome to Chongqing to continue your “Au Pair” Program Yuliya~~
      We have around 55 Universities/Colleges. Almost all of them accept international students. I think the best choice for international student in my hometown is “Sichuan International Studies University”. One of my friend was a student in here. He was from Canada. And he told me that this University was great, and international students could apply Scholarship easily.

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    • Celine (Xin Liu) says:

      I think buildings and people are similar. Like downtown of Toronto, ChongQing has tall buildings everywhere. And sometime I don’t have homesick at all because Toronto’s people are so friendly. Llike you guys are always willing to help others. It makes me feel that I am at home.

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    • Celine (Xin Liu) says:

      Thank you Zoe! There are two rivers run through ChongQing.
      The interesting things is: these two river, one is green, another is yellow. At the “ChaoTianMen” Wharf, you can see they join together but separate from each other due to different colors

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  5. aryanaheit says:

    What a great video Celine! It was so nice to see your hometown. I looks so incredible and interesting, I would love to visit some day. It’s so refreshing to see cities like this that are so different from what we’re used to – it’s so beautiful!

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  6. Tati says:

    Celine, when several month back you showed me your hometown on the pictures, I was absolutely impressed by it beautifulness. But now I event can’t select the right words to describe my feelings, it’s unbelievably amazing! It combines technology and nature, which is rare nowadays. And as far as I know from your stories it has such an unbelievable location, so all significant and worth visited places are located nearby ☺ Now I’m totally sure that it’s worth visiting, but only the time when you are there, because I feel like there are just a few people who like it the same way like you ☺

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  7. bhumikap says:

    Wow wow wow! Your hometown looks absolutely beautiful Celine! I love the way that nature and technology both come together to create such a balanced landscape. I’ve always wanted to visit China, but only knew of places like Beijing. You’re making me change my narrow trip- I would love to see much more of your city and your beautiful country. I love the rich history that it has to offer.

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  8. joshwahler says:

    Celine your video was very well done and your hometown is gorgeous! I’ve never been to China before, but would like to go and now I feel like visiting your hometown is a must if I do go. When was the last time you were back home?

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