Mother and Jing-mei moved to California from China because mother thought it was a good idea because you could do anything you wanted in America.
Mother wanted Jing-mei to become prodigy and famous, but Jing-mei doesn't want to do that. Mother makes her do tests and training and Jing-mei doesn't enjoy it at all.
Mother made a deal with a deaf man on the 1st floor of the apartments, Mr Chong that if she cleaned his apartment he would give free piano lessons for Jing-Mei. Jing-Mei doesn't want to take piano lessons.
I sure do miss mother. All the great times we had. :(
Jing- Mei was upset every time she had to go to piano practice. She had to practice for a big reicidal coming up.
Jing-Mei did horrible at the reicidal but, since Mr Chong was deaf he was the only one it the crowd cheering her on saying she did so good.
Very good child! So proud!
A couple of years later Mother had passed away but Jing-Mei found her old piano at mothers house! She wanted to see and play it one more time before she got rid of it.