"Finish your coffee," I told hr yesterday. "Dont throw your blessings away."
And I think, How can she be her own person? When did I giver her up?
"Don't be so old-fashioned,Ma," she told me, finishing her coffee down the sink. "I'm my own person."
I Smile. I use my american face. Thats the face americans think is chinese, the one they cannot understand.But inside i am becoming ashamed. i am ashamed she is ashamed. Because she is my daughter and i am prou dof her, and i am her mother and she is not proud of me.
She learned these things but i could not teavh her about chinese character. How to obey parents and listen to your mothers mind. How not to show your own thoughts, to put your feelings behind your face so you can take advantage of hidden oppurtunites. Why easy things are not worth pursing.How to knw your own worth and polish it, never flashing it around like a cheap ring. Why chinese thinking is best.
"Lindo can you spouse me ?"
I picked this scene becaus I found it very sad. Waverly is tryng to make her mother look like something she's not although she doesn't realize it that's what she's doing. She should be proud of who her mom is and what her mother has been through because she did it all to give her and her kids a better life
I found this part of the chapter to be confusing. What does Lindo mean by when did i give her up?Is it because in china daughters are supposed to obey their mothers and think like them and speak like them and look like them?
The reason I picked this scene is because I thought it was very funny. Its funny that they like one another but don't know how to tell each other. Because neither of them speak good english and they speak diffrent laugauges although their both from china.
This part of the chapter made me realize something. Chinese and americans think in totally diffrent ways. Here its ok to think how you want to think and how you want to speak you have a right to have your own opinion. But in Asia you have to have the same mind set as your parents there is no own thoughts.