I trade cleaning services for piano lessons with my daughter
Yes good job Jing-mei
Jing-mei's mother is an immigrant from china and she has big hope for Jing-mei. She wants Jing-mei to be a piano like Shirley Temple.
It's 4 o'clock time for piano. I am your mother do what i say.
Jing-mei's mother traded cleaning services for piano lessons with their neighbor Mr. Chong. Jing-mei really did not want to learn the piano.
I don't want to do it and you can't make me
One thing about Mr. Chong is that he was deaf so as long as Jing-mei pressed down keys he cheered. Jing-mei learnedd that pretty quick and learned that as long as she pushed keys down she didn't even have to try.
I don't remember how to play.
Jing-mei i am giving you that old piano
Jing-mei never practiced and her mother didn't know that so she signed Jing-mei up for their church talent ready to brag about her prodigy of a daughter to her family. Jing-mei felt confident until it was her turn and messed didn't know what to do.
A couple weeks later Jing-mei is watching tv and her mother tells hr to go practice. Jing-mei doesn't want to so she fight her mother on it. Jing-mei said some things she really regrets. After that the piano sits to never be touched for years.
Year later Jing-mei's mother gives her the piano and at first Jing-mei is reluctant to tak eit but her mother insists. A couple years later her mother passes away and Jing-mei decides to learn the song she had to do for the recital.