Sunday, November 25, 2012
I asked myself the same question all the time. Recently I heard a movie called "Somewhere in Between", follow the life of two adopted Chinese kids growing up in America. I haven't seen the movie, but the title explained how I feel all these years living in America. I feel every bit Chinese myself, but culturally, I am not too sure. I have adopted American culture and I have grown to love this wonderful country I am living in. I went to school, worked hard, and is living what many people would call American dream. I know I would have had a wonderful life should I had stayed in China. It would be very different, but wonderful. Now, when I go back to visit China, I always want to come home soon.. my home in America. Today we went to Costco to look for 4th grade workbooks. Kelly has grown out of 3rd grade books. Among all things there, there is not a single workbook. Kelly told me "Mom, American kids don't study during holiday breaks. They eat and play. Chinese kids do. They study all the times. Mom, am I an American?" I told her.. "No, Kelly. When we talk about school, you are Chinese." I think no matter how long I stay here and how much I love my life. I will always somewhere between.
Posted by Kelly And Allison at 6:29 PM