If one day my dreams are drenched in the storm,
Will you return to lend a hand?
If one day I can no longer continue forward,
Will you spend a warm afternoon by my side?
If I were to ask you a question,
Will you be startled from your dream of a mother’s embrace?
If you were living in an unfamiliar home with strangers,
Will you use kindness as your guide?
If this is the future of a nation,
Will you let him rest without fears?
The X-Change Show 变形计 on HNTV has to be the first of its kind in modern Chinese television (correct me if I’m wrong). It is not a competition based reality show, there is no real script, though I’m sure there are plenty of mentoring that goes on behind the scenes. The show is actually on its 7th season this year, but I only begin watching it last year. From weibo it seems like at least one of the city kid from last season still periodically visits the village he lived in. What makes this show even more special (as if it can be anymore special) is that CCTV, which like to pretend HNTV doesn’t exist, began airing reruns of this show last year on CCTV-2.
Premises and the second part of this exchange is below the cut.