After he finishes classes in the evening, Liu takes a rest while sitting at the playground. He has made up his mind to apply for a major related to petroleum or communication in order to get a chance to be send work overseas. “If I work in Yunnan, it will take me many years to earn enough money to buy a house in Xiaguan. I want to bring my parents downtown and find them a comfortable place to spend the rest of their lives.”
This table posted in Liu’s classroom has his dream school and major on it. The second row writes his score (500) in the first simulation examination before the High School Entrance Examination (Gaokao), and the third row is the gap (50) between his score and the score of admission of his dream school.