In Hong Kong , dating in grade school is strongly discouraged. Teachers are alerted and threaten to suspend the young couple and call their parents... but that's not going to stop everyone from catching feelings, is it? They call it puppy love, almost to invalidate the romance, but young romances are sweet. They’re passionate whilst shy, pure whilst sexually charged, curious whilst cautious. It’s thrilling to have a crush and it’s just as exciting to fall in love while secretly sending love notes on the minibus all the way home.
我爱你, we say freely, hoping the object of our affections feels the same just as truly, just as deeply.