On the evening of February 4th, we hosted a wonderful dinner in the Schlosshotel Kronberg which seats in the Taunus Mountains to welcome our precious friends in Germany. This schlosshotel was once the residence of Empress Victoria Friedrich of Germany in the 19th century. The castle harbors authentic works by famous painters such as Rubens and Titian. The castle is a medieval art gallery with frescoes, tapestries, portraits and antique furniture from the period. The castle offered a free duplex suite for my stay. The suite is decorated in Victorian style and even has a small chamber. In front of the window unfolds the whole forest, much alive like a set from a film. The dinner was prepared by the chef with four courses in total, and we had a taste of one aperitif and two red wines.There was a special egg white lemon drink for ladies. At nightfall, the fire was lit in the fireplace, generating warmth and comfort. All the gentlemen were in tailored suits or traditional costumes of Bavaria. And the ladies were in dress. We wore light makeup and I was wearing a pink silk qipao with peonies on it. In the afternoon, everyone except me went for a walk in the forest. I was making business calls to deal with work in Guangzhou. It was my third visit to this schlosshotel. Our friends in Germany drove several hundred kilometers to here for this special night. For these four years and four months, I’ve been through the pandemic of coronavirus, numerous hardships, and ups and downs with other people. I’ve climbed over hill after hill. I’ve passed barrier after barrier. Our team has surmounted so many obstacles and difficulties to get where we are now. That’s why we can meet our friends again in Germany. After tonight, we are about to go home. The New Year in Southern China is always warm and full of hope and joy. All the windows and doors will open to embrace the spring breeze of a new day. As I wrote this, there was a sudden chirp from the forest. All I wish is a more prosperous China and a better Gloryren in 2024. May Gloryren be in good condition and of prosperity year after year.