You can be a prodigy. You can be best anything! Maybe you can be a Chinese Shirley Temple or maybe even the smartest kid in the world!
This girl no good at piano! You can be better.
This is Mr. Chong. He will be teaching you piano from now on.
Her mother moved to America to have a new life. She wants her to have a good future and thinks that she could be a child prodigy. They to do acting, smarts, and all kinds of other things.
The narrator's mother is watching tv and yelling at the person on tv because she thinks they are bad at playing piano. Her mother thinks she could play better.
You want me to be someone I'm not! I'll never be the kind of daughter you want me to be! I wish I wasn't you daughter and I wish you weren't my mother!
The mother gets free piano lessons from her neighbor named Mr. Chong and a piano to practice on every day for the narrator and tells her that she will begin to learn how to play the piano. After a few months, her parents had finally saved up enough for their own piano so she could practice at home.
After 1 year, the narrator prepares to play in a talent show and when the day finally comes, she begins to play and she hits all the wrong notes during the performance. She feels so embarrased that her legs start to shake when she stands up. While she curtsy's she sees the faces of her disappointed family in the audience.
The narrator and her mother get home and get into this huge fight. They both say some bad stuff and stop talking. Over the next few years, the narrator disappointed the mother many times like not getting into Stanford and dropping out of college.
I never wanted you to be someone else! I only wanted you to be the obedient daughter.
The narrator has grown up and her mother died a few months ago. She was cleaning up her mothers home and going through things when she found her old piano sheets. She sat down at the piano and began to play. She played the song she playing at the talent show, but this time she got all the note correct! She flipped the page and played the song on the other page. When she finished, she realized that both songs are two halves of one song.