Selfies

The kids were on their way home the other evening when their phone battery ran out.  They borrowed a kind lady’s phone to call me.  An American family recently moved here and our kiddos were bringing their kids back across town with them.  They need to call as we had to work out some details about where they were to take the new kids.  After we finished I told the kids to give the 20yuan “emergency money” I had sent with them that morning to the lady who’s phone they borrowed, then hung up.  (20yuan is about $3.) When they got home, Asher said, “The lady wouldn’t take the money.  But we let her take lots of pictures with us.”  I smiled.

Many people here love to take selfies with anything interesting.  You’ll often see people stopping to take a selfie with beautiful flowers or a cool statue at the park.  Our kids get asked to be in other people’s selfies all the time while we’re eating at a noodle shop or standing at the bus stop waiting for a bus.  It’s cool to me to see the kids being comfortable enough living here to cooperate and feel normal.  (I pretty much never feel normal here.)

P.S. I like this picture from the annual bike race this year.

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2 Responses to Selfies

  1. twoshall says:

    It’s great to hear stories of how life is like there. How the kids find their place and fit in. Lovingly

  2. Patti says:

    Hi Ami, That’s a good story! I love different stories you share! This week been watching the Olympic Games, few sports i love to watch. All is doing good. A month ago i flew to Ga visited my childhood classmate that i havent seen her in 35 years. We had a great time. She is also hard of hearing, so we understand each other as we do not belong to hearing world or the deaf world, we’re in the middle. It was so refreshing for me. I wish we were nearby. Life goes on. I continue do volunteers , baking as well cooking not all the time,i love to do special. That’s about my news. Hope you are still doing good. Love Patti

    On Aug 11, 2016 9:46 PM, “Yonder Heather Fields” wrote:

    danandami posted: “The kids were on their way home the other evening when their phone battery ran out. They borrowed a kind lady’s phone to call me. An American family recently moved here and our kiddos were bringing their kids back across town with them. They need to ca”

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