I am always excited when I can meet Chinese people that speak enough English ( my Chinese is bu hao) that we can communicate. Sometimes those times of communicating can develop in to relationships and friendships…Relationship is EVERYTHING in China. It’s all about WHO you know. It’s so important in work as well as social circles to develop relationships. Much of the time developing these relationships involves going to restaurants and eating!
This week I had dinner with a friend’s friend’s daughter. Xiaoxu is your typical “small” cute Chinese girl.
She is a year younger than my daughter, both have October birthdays and she is a little cutie. She has finished University in Beijing and is now back home in Shenyang with her family and is in training in her job. She has a sweet smile and her eyes light up and shine when she knows that she can communicate her thoughts and feelings to me in English and I can actually understand her. We speak a lot in English…I am her teacher! Xiaoxu is hoping to improve her English speaking skills and her father is very quick to tell me, ” you MUST correct her”
I am always excited to spend some time “chatting” with Xiaoxu 😀