my way

As the journey of glaciers came to an end, our glacier group also disbanded. Although the team disbanded, I got along well with a few friends I made in the group, so I, Abin, and Chen formed a new trio.

Due to the lack of a clear travel destination, we plan to leisurely stroll around Lhasa. So early in the morning, we appeared on Beijing Road, ready to find a small shop to have breakfast first.

Lhasa at 8 o'clock in the morning seems to have not fully awakened, and various grocery stores on both sides of the road have not yet opened. We three are like three hungry and eager black dogs, eagerly exploring the smoke and fire atmosphere on the Beijing Road. Finally, under an overpass, we found a Chinese food shop selling snacks such as soybean milk, deep-fried dough sticks, eggs, black rice porridge, and dough balls. We found a seat to sit down and found that there were already many Tibetan customers in the small shop. It seems that they are not picky about Han Chinese food.

We ordered the familiar black rice porridge, soybean milk, deep-fried dough sticks and eggs, and we couldn't wait to devour them. The taste remains familiar as always and has not changed due to its location in the Tibetan region. After breakfast, I found that the average cost was more than 14 yuan. I felt that the breakfast was not cheap, but it was good to drink because of the medlar mixed in the black rice porridge.

As I walked out of the breakfast restaurant, I found that it was only about breakfast time, and Beijing Road began to bustle with cars and people coming and going.

Especially at the intersection opposite, it is particularly lively, with crowds of people moving inside, like ant colonies. We walked onto the overpass and looked into the intersection, seeing stalls and shops scattered on both sides of the pedestrian flow. These shops used to be traditional Tibetan style small buildings, but under the transformation of merchants, the first floor has all become a shop, selling strangely shaped Tibetan wooden bowls, various Tibetan utensils, warm and practical Tibetan robes, various Tibetan snacks, and some unknown goods, making us feel fresh everywhere

At the intersection stands a building with five characters on its wall Chong Saikang Market. I knew this was the largest wholesale market in Xizang.

We also joined in the fun and wandered aimlessly with the crowd, looking left and right. We were particularly interested in what we ate, but there were always some foods that we couldn't understand or guess! There are pieces of white solidified material that are threaded with thin threads, resembling blocks of quicklime. I thought it was a medicinal herb, but it turned out to be milk residue made from solidified yak milk; There are large chunks of waxy food piled up. I thought it was cheese, but in fact, it is butter extracted from milk; There is also a wax like solid, which can be yellow or brown. It wasn't until the last question that I found out it was brown sugar used for soaking in water and drinking

As I strolled around, I accidentally noticed that more and more Tibetans were nodding their heads in the middle of the road. Occasionally, passing by a small temple, I would see Tibetans lining up outside the temple to transfer scriptures. As I walked, I found that there were more Tibetans around me. Finally, we stopped in front of a large temple, and the scene before us seemed familiar. Upon careful consideration, I thought we should have arrived at the Jokhang Temple.

There are too many pilgrims around the Jokhang Temple, which must be described as a sea of people. They form a long queue of hundreds of people around the courtyard wall of the Jokhang Temple. Those of us who originally wanted to visit the Jokhang Temple are also hesitant to see such a long queue

In the tangle, Sister Nan called to ask us to go to the Sera Temple. She told us that "Sera Temple Debate" is a must see cultural landscape in Xizang, so we agreed to go together at the gate of Xiaozhao Temple.

Located at the southern foot of Wuzi Mountain in the northern suburb of Lhasa, Xizang, Sera Temple is one of the six major monasteries of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Dzongkaba's disciple "Great Mercy King" Jang Chin Quejie in the early 15th century AD.

The Sera Temple is grand in scale, built on the mountain and with a flowing sand river in front of the temple, forming a picturesque landscape. The temple covers an area of approximately 115000 square meters and is centered around the main buildings of the Tsochin (Assembly) Hall, Maizhacang, Jizhacang, Abazhacang, etc. Dozens of Kang villages (monastic villages, composed of a group of fellow monks from the same hometown) are interspersed. Although there was no planning and layout during the construction, due to the consistent appearance and color of the building, the main building has a tall shape, which plays a leading role in the overall situation, making the entire temple appear orderly in both primary and secondary aspects. All the houses in the temple are made of stone and wood, with the roof covered with aga soil. The upper part of the white exterior wall is decorated with purple black Bema grass, which has a strong Tibetan style.

After visiting the Sera Temple, we rushed towards the planned goal - the scripture debate venue.

Around 3pm in the afternoon, the monks began to enter the scripture debate room one by one. We sat on the stone steps beside the debate room, foolishly watching the monks dance and clap their palms with a "slap slap" sound. They spoke Tibetan language that we didn't understand at all, feeling like they were watching a program performance. In boredom, we would take photos and videos, highlighting one word - appreciation.

When we left Sera Temple and returned to Beijing Road, it was already dark and we, who were idle, were dragged by Sister Nan to watch the movie "Wu Wen Xi Dong". It's really unexpected that there are places with such complete facilities in Lhasa. After entering, I found that this is exactly the same as the cinema in the mainland. Although it is the same thing, I think it is very new in Lhasa. What kind of mentality is this? I don't understand

The movie slowly unfolds and is indeed quite enjoyable. I think the movie may express exactly the "my way" that I am pursuing. I am a bit touched and gratified, and looking back on the past, I may be a bit proud, but I don't understand why the English name of the movie is translated as "forever young". My friend Bai told me, "Maybe it's young representatives who have the courage to choose!"

Yeah! The happiest thing in the world is having the right to choose freely, but how many people have never thought about making choices for their own lives. Just like why do some people lack faith, and why do some people choose to believe?

Perhaps these people have never thought about these things before. As for "why pursue" and "what pursue", most people regard other people's landmarks as their own landmarks, and their endpoints as their own endpoints

Anyway, if someone voluntarily becomes blind, they will never see their true selves for a lifetime.

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