Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Unity and Shanxi Friends

One of the dear friends that I had a chance to see at Chen Gang's wedding and again in Beijing was "Unity". That is the English name bestowed upon him by his dynamic and vibrant English teacher QM when he was a student at the Xinzhou Teachers College in Shanxi. He holds this name as very precious to his identity.

He works full time on the development of an artsy digital video website. His captivating wife is studying to be a film director. What kind of wonderful works of art will they produce together in the future? And may their work be the means of infusing fresh new ideas and spirit into society.

The night before I left China Jessie arranged for a gathering of Shanxi friends now living in Beijing, including Unity and "Chun zi", to get together for dinner at a Shanxi restaurant.
We enjoyed a feast of Shanxi noodles. Noodles made from all kinds of grain--buckwheat and "youmai" and also just regular wheat noodles. Shanxi noodles really are among the best in the world.

Jessie's daughter Wawa had just entered into the Young Pioneers at school and this was the first day she was allowed to wear the red scarf. She gave a speech on this occasion and we asked her to say the speech for us again here.


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