English project
Updated: 2/9/2021
English project

Storyboard Text

  • Hey...
  • Hi son!
  • The son wanted the mother to only speak English and make American food. "English,” I said. “Speak English.”She tried. “What happen?”... “We should eat American food.” (page 6)
  • If I see you trying to learn English, I'll tell the police you came here illegally to Hong Kong
  • When the mother learned English, the son was in high school and no longer cared. He barely spoke to the mother. "By then her English was much better, but I was already at that age when I wasn’t interested in what she had to say whatever language she used." (page 7)
  • In the letter, the mother told him the struggles she faced growing up and how hurt she felt when he would not talk to her. “Why do you want to learn English?” Mr. Chin asked... We’ll tell the police that you are a mainlander illegally in Hong Kong." (page 12)
  • When he finished reading the letter, he traced out the character ai(love) on the paper and folded along the creases to recreate a tiger. They then walked home together. "Following the creases, I refolded the paper back into Laohu." (page 13)