When you see a couple, how do you know they are in love?
This question reminds me of a student.
A student talks about his girlfriend in almost every lesson. His eyes full of tenderness when he talks about her. It's not rare to have a girlfriend in such a young age, but the difficult part is continuing for so many years, includes the years during the pandemic that his girlfriend was in China, but he can't enter China. Reminds me the lyrics in While Your Lips Are Still Red, "First day of love never comes back, A passionate hour's never a wasted one". I was almost in tears.
He is a mature boy. For example, he said he needs to pay me more because I made a PowerPoint for him, I refused, but he sent a message to talk about it again. I refused again, and then he didn't mention it anymore. And every time he asks "How are you?", last time he said "everybody is talking about the Olympic game, but I only worry about the people in Beijing".