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Updated: 2012-01-16 08:06

(China Daily)

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Many of us are going back to our hometown for the Lunar New Year. What's your plan for the holiday? Meeting friends, visiting relatives? How about Mom and Dad, how much time did you spend with them during previous Spring Festival holidays? And what will you do to show your love this year? China Daily mobile news readers share their views.

It is very hard for me to go back to my birthplace in a remote mountain village, but I still insist on returning home during the Spring Festival since it is the only time in the year I can go back and it has become my biggest wish to be with my parents during the traditional festival. This year, I will bring them each a down jacket and their future daughter-in-law, who they have been anticipating for many years. I wish every parent good health and happiness.

XIAOWEI, Xi'an, Shaanxi province

The person I would have liked to see most is my father who spent many years working hard to support me through my higher education. However, my father passed away of liver cancer in 2011, at the age of 45, when I finally graduated, only then did I realize how I regretted not being able to take care of him. Hopefully everyone can be reunited with their parents and enjoy a happy and healthy year.

A reader,Quanzhou, Fujian province

This is my first working year and the first time in my life I will spend the Spring Festival alone without my parents. I hope everyone values every day they spend with their family. I want to tell my parents I miss them everyday and I wish them health and happiness in the coming year.

DOUDOU, Haikou, Hainan province

Since there are many unnecessary social activities and get-togethers every year I go back home during the Spring Festival, I don't normally spend much time with my family. This year I hope to spend more time with my parents, talking, cooking and eating together. In fact, I know they have never wanted much material stuff. They are satisfied as long as their children are good.

LIANXIANG, Changsha, Hunan province

I want to take my parents on a trip during my annual leave in the Chinese New Year. As they grow older, it will be impossible for me to see the outside world with them if I do not grasp every opportunity now. Besides, it is a pity for them not being able to enjoy the beautiful scenery in China.

DUODUO, Xi'an, Shaanxi province.

Knowing what parents want is the most important way to love them. As our material life has improved, parents care less about presents. What my parents now need is family reunion and a couple of grandchildren. This year, I will surprise them with an adorable grandson.

AITAOTAO, Shenzhen, Guangdong

I want to buy a full-automatic washing machine and a new cell phone for my mother as New Year gifts. Also, I plan to go shopping with her more, do more housework, cook for her and pray for blessings with her in the temple.

SERENA, Zhuzhou, Hunan province

I saved some money from the scholarship I won for occupational training and decided to buy my parents each a cardigan and my sister a pair of shoes. They feel very happy and grateful for the gifts even though they are nothing fancy. Actually my parents never care how much money we spend on them, it is enough that we care about them.

YUANLUO, Kunming, Yunan province

(China Daily 01/16/2012 page9)