You could be anything you want you could be rich only if you put your mind to it
By Amy Tan
you could be a pianist
Mr. Chongs house
When the narrator Jing mei mom left China in the 90's to go to the US and set high hopes on Jing mei, she told her she could be anything you want, you could be rich
Mrs. Woo was watching the Ed Sullivan show and was reading the magazine, she saw a little girl playing a piano and thought she was very good so she wanted her daughter to be a pianist
I wish i was one of the kids who died
I just wanted you to be something great
The mom went to Mr. Chongs house and figured a way to get piano lessons so the mom has to do some work to get those lessons. Her mom had to do work for Mr. Chong, in return she gets piano lessons.
sign of forgiveness
Your welcome sweat heart
Mr. Chong is deaf so Jing-mei was slacking off and not doing her work. She found out how to get away with stuff. So when she messes up she doesn't fix her mistake
When it was Jing-Mei's turn at the performance she did terrible because she didn't practice correctly. So when she got home she was so mad she started yelling at Mrs. Woo saying that she wanted to be one of her dead children and saying hurtful things.
35 years later the mom calls and asked Jing-mei to come over and Mrs. Woo gave her the piano, Jing-mei says,"I cant play the piano anymore," Then then Mrs. Woo said,"Well your the only one who can play." So Jing-mei thought it was a sign of forgiveness