Some of Stick’s students will be receiving their red scarves in a Children’s Day ceremony next week. I believe they’re called honglinjin (or is it honglinjian? Not entirely sure). You see them on Chinese schoolchildren all the time. These red scarves are a mark of distinction for high-achieving students of good moral character, and receiving one is a prerequisite for joining the Party as an adult. Although my colleagues tell me that the best students get the first honglinjin, but virtually every student in the class gets one eventually.
“You know what that means?” Stick asked.
“Um, some of your kids are right on track to join the communist party?”
“No! It’s almost Children’s Day! We have to get on WarCraft to run the Children’s Day seasonal quests!”