Making friends ...

Every place my daughter goes, she makes friends. The reoccurring theme is: - She is so beautiful – Her Chinese is like she lives here. Of course this makes Dad proud. But for my daughter it has had a profound effect on her self-esteem. I’m watching her emerge as a grown up person. Last night she told me, “Dad, tomorrow at school I’ll be fine, but I worry about you in the city without speaking Chinese….”. She’s learning about honor, and respect and culture. She’s living these things in a foreign country. Here is a photo of Ms Amy, and her mother who flagged us down in the market. The mother has run a cashmere sweater shop for 25 years. Her daughter Amy speaks fluent English so it was fun to be able to participate in the conversation. The mom however is only Chinese. At the end of the 45 min talk, they asked to snap this photo with Kiana and insisted to give her their QQ and be friends. The mom said, my daughter's eyes are beautiful, and Chinese husband, “no problem!” haha.