Before we left Chongquing Jana and I got an email from Paul, one of the Ruili kids. Jana and I were both very touched that these kids considered spending time with us so special that one of them even forgot about his own birthday! How many 17 year olds at home would spend an evening with two older women? When we were leaving Ruili, Paul had said to Jana that Chinese people feel sad at parting. When Jana said that we do too, but in so short a time we have become friends, Paul responded by saying, No, it does not take a long time. The email is best read in Paul’s own words:
I feel very happy, because
i can receive your email! i have told my parents message about you! They feel very move! i know, you are old, however, you are healthy, but you don’t afraid difficulty, from the U S A to China! Do this need nerve!
My mother is 43, i know women’s age is a secret, but she does not mind! she want to travel, my father agree her, but she said to me: i’m afraid.’
This is a chinese’s word about travel.
Why the USA is a developed country, but China is a developing country! problem in there, thinking!
Now is 23:27, my mother asks me to do homework, i
must go now!
Finally, i hope i can see you again, i represent duan na, fantasy, stv thank you again, thank you give us so wonderful time!
good luck to you!
Tags: China, Culture, Ruili, Touching Experiences