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Our Happy Chinese/American Family

Popularity 11Viewed 6859 times 2014-5-20 18:40 |System category:News| Chinese, Michael, English, because, family


As the only foreigner in our school, perhaps you might think I would be lonely. Well, that would be impossible, because since the moment I set foot in this school, my Chinese family was here waiting for me. We didn't know at the time how close we would all become, but now, we are a family forever.


First there is Susan, my right hand and daughter of my heart, Alexander, my lieft  hand and my son, Adan, our Master Chifu and also., my son, Alice, my daughter, Michael, my first grandson, .our baby of the family, our dearest Panda, and Candy, Alexander's bride to be who is also a very good cook and the one who has made our Alexander very happy. Oh, we have had such happy times together, times that all of us, I'm sure, will remember and cherish forever.


I want to tell you about the youngest one in our happy family here, That is our baby, Panda. His English name is Kevin, but he quickly became Panda to us. Why? It is because he is so cute and cuddly, just like a baby Panda. He is also the youngest of our little family here. Actually, it is not so little. My Chinese family here is me (Mom and Grandma), Alex, Susan, Adan, Alice, Panda, and Michael. They are the kids who have been there for me every moment of my life here in China, and the ones who will be always and forever in my heart, and on my mind.


There are two very special boys here, Michael and Panda, who have become my Chinese grandsons. These two have been so good to me. When I first came here, I met Michael. One of the things I remember from those early days was that Michael wanted to cook. In those days, we called our kitchen "Michael's Kitchen." He made some very yummy food in there. We had a lot of good times, didn't we?



We have had so many good times together. All of my kids are excellent cooks and we have had a lot of fun, with our dinners together just about every day. We went out to lots of great restaurants too, and had some really fun parties, and worked on lessons and some of us had classes together. 




You know, I was the only foreigner here at this school. However, it has never, no not ever, been lonely for me because of my kids, who are now and forever my family. Hey kids, never forget the good times we had.



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Reply Report AdanC 2014-5-20 22:32
   It looks so warm
Reply Report AdanC 2014-5-20 22:32
I like the first traditional style cloth
Reply Report laoren1234 2014-5-20 22:55
You are truly blessed with so many wonderful kids.
Reply Report ALICE1234 2014-5-21 07:43
I m so lucky to have u
Reply Report voice_cd 2014-5-21 10:03
Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted your blog.
Reply Report 千载难逢 2014-5-21 18:43
You know,when I read the blog I feel a little bit sad.Maybe because we are pretty happy in this little apartment,while you`ll leave for America.We ever quarreled together,but now it`s just happy moments,right?I really don`t wanna mention it.You don`t want to,all of us don`t want to either.Marie Skłodowska-Curie said'Nothing is to be feared,it is only to be understood.'Yeah,it`s true,I always want you to be happy every moment,nevertheless,life should`t look like that,it consists of all kinds of feelings,such as sadness,happiness and so on.We ought to hug everything we have,just like you said'Happiness isn't about getting what you want all the time.It`s about loving what you have and being grateful it.'Although life can`t be so perfect,but my best wish to you is 'happy every moment wherever you are.'By the way,next time don`t put that ugly photos here,choose some more handsome,haha      ,and I am so happy to see you happier again,I love you.     
Reply Report 千载难逢 2014-5-21 18:45
From the bad brat!
Reply Report MissBarbara 2014-5-21 19:20
Yeah, it's true. We are a true family. We've had our ups and our downs, our happy times and our sad times, and through it all, you have always been there for me. I love you too.
Reply Report ross-chang 2014-5-21 21:11
it's a warm story, I can see there are many lovely memory between you guys.
Reply Report MissBarbara 2014-5-22 12:00
ross-chang: it's a warm story, I can see there are many lovely memory between you guys.
Yeah, it's true. We love each other a lot. Sometimes we get mad at each other, but we always stick together, through thick and thin.
Reply Report Candypengli 2014-5-22 13:48
I am so lucky to have you.And I will cherish  the happy hous we spent together.
Reply Report Candypengli 2014-5-22 13:49
lalala,happy time.
Reply Report MissBarbara 2014-5-22 15:49
Candypengli: lalala,happy time.
Absolutely.
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-5-26 11:46
Wonderful story! You left a mark on China!

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