Stage 6

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My daughter wanted to go to China for her wedding trip, but now she is afraid. 'What if they think I'm one of them?' she asked me. 'What if they don't let me come back to the United States?'

'When you go to China,' I told her, 'you don't even need to open your mouth. They already you're an outsider.'

'What are you about?' she asked. My daughter likes back, and question what I

'Aii-ya,' I said. 'They know, just the way you walk, the way carry your face. They know you not belong.'

My daughter did not pleased when I told her that didn't look Chinese. Maybe ten years she would have thought it was news. But now she wants Chinese, because it's so fashionable. And know it's too late. All those I tried to teach her! She my Chinese ways only until she how to walk out of the by herself and go to school. her skin and hair are Chinese; she is all American-made. She even speak Chinese.

It's my fault is this way. I wanted my to have American circumstances and Chinese How could I know these two do not mix? I taught her American circumstances work. If you are poor here, it's no lasting shame government gives you money. If the crashes down on your head, no to cry over this bad luck lawyers will make the owner repair it. In America, nobody says you have to keep the circumstances you find yourself in.

She learnt these things, but I couldn't teach her about Chinese character. How to obey parents and listen to your mother's mind. How not to show your own thoughts, how to know your own worth. Why Chinese thinking is best. She never learnt this.

 

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