44-year-old man takes his 15th college entrance examination
From Sina | translated by Roy | edited by Key
June 7th, Chengdu, the full-time examinee and part-time businessman 44-year-old Liang Shi went to the examination room again. That was his 15th college entrance examination. He was regarded as “the most awesome nail household of the college entrance examination”and even “modern Fanjin”. Takeing the examination with his son, why was he so determined? “I am adding more fire-wood over and over again, to boil water in a pot, which is not boiled for a long time.”Liang Shi said.
Liang Shi is 44 years old. In 1983, he failed in the college entrance pre-examination. He took the college entrance examinations continuously in the next 5 years but all failed regretfully.
In the 1990s, he took some part-time jobs in Neijiang, Leshan and Chengdu. He had tried machine maintenance, cutting timber, clothing business and TV business. But he never stopped his study and registered for the examination on time every year. Around 1995, he foresaw the good market outlook of building materials and invested. With a lot of return, now he had about 200 employees.
As his live was on track, he had more time to review and continued to take the examination, for his obstinate college entrance examination dream.
He was intercepted for several times when going into the examination room because he seemed like a parent or a teacher. His score was always around 300-400. His dream was the department of mathematics of Sichuan University but his math score was 70 in 2002, 50 in 2006, 60 last year.
How about this year? Liang Shi admitted that reviewed not very well, but tried his best.
Liang Shi told the reporter, the college entrance examination dream was like a brand on his body, which couldn’t’t be understood by the young nowadays maybe. “If we got a job for money to do what we want, why can’t I do what I want when I can afford it?”
Some people regarded him as “modern Fanjin”. Liang Shi said, he was not comparable with Fanjin. Fanjin lived in a feudal society, not willing to work to support his family, “but I have my own business. I just want to achieve my dream.”
Liang Shi said, he wanted to study hard last year, but delayed for some reason and couldn’t achieve his goal this year probably. “I am confident now. But if I fail my 15th examination and lose my confidence, I will not take the examination next year probably.”
According to his more than 10 years of experience in college entrance examination, Liang Shi said, it was a unfinished thing just for achieving a dream, “It was like that I want to boil the water. I am adding more firewood over and over again, but it is still not boiled.”
It was understood that Liang Shi took the college entrance examination with his son together this year. His wife supported him although but with anger sometimes. “I am not studying full-time. I take care of my business.” Liang Shi said.