What do you usually do on weekends?
Option 1: Normally I’ll go out to some stunning natural sceneries to let off steam with my family or friends on weekends; but if it’s not sunny, I’ll stay at home for the whole weekend. Mostly I just use the internet to kill time.
Option 2: First, I like to sleep a little later than normal, just because it’s more relaxing not to have to get up early like I usually do, but I don’t like getting up too late in the day because then I feel like I’ve wasted some of the weekend. I also like to have lunch or at least one meal with my parents over the weekend, depending on what I’m doing, and what their plans are.
Why do you think many people consider the weekend to be important?
People generally have more time at the weekend so they spend more time with people they love or doing things they really like rather than just studying or working. And, of course, it’s an opportunity to recharge your batteries before returning to work or whatever you do during the week, feeling more energized and ready to face up to the challenges again.
What would your ideal weekend be like?
Option 1: Never ending! But seriously, I suppose it would include some time with my friends and family and maybe doing something special such as visiting a new place or trying a new activity with my friends.
Option 2: It would be interesting, but not too busy to be tiring, and I would like to have enough time to chill and relax too. It’s hard to be more exact, because there are so many possible things you could include in a weekend which would be fun.
What are you going to do next weekends?
Next week, I plan to go to do some shopping because as the Spring Festival is just around the corner, I need to go to some super markets to prepare some food and other groceries; besides, I have to buy some new clothes for my family for the coming new year, it’s a an old Chinese tradition.
Is there anything new that you would like to do on weekends?
Yes, actually I’ve been thinking about going to the gym on Saturdays. I have to do some exercise; I’m so out of shape now!
Do you like working on weekends?
I don’t think I do. I always spend the whole weekends with my family. I barely work on weekends.
Do you think employees should have to work on weekends?
If I were an employee, I would think this is a horrible idea. Employees are human, we all deserve to have some off-work time.
What do other people in your hometown usually do on weekends?
Well, there are so many people in my hometown, it’s really hard to say, probably most people tend to stay at home to enjoy the family time, but personally speaking, I guess there are not much entertaining facilities in my small hometown for people to go.
Do you feel that weekends now are more important to you than when you were a child?
Yes, the main factor is that after five-day of hard work; I really need some leisure time to let off steam, or travel around to experience the stunning natural scenery. Whereas, when I was a kid, I had plenty of time to play; every day was almost the same.