Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Chinese School

Welcome to Sunday Chinese School, where we learn a Chinese word (or phrase) a week with my mom!
Today's word is:


alice02 said...

Hi! I'm a big fan of you book "Where the Mountain meet's the Moon" and "The Year of the Dog". I'm Chinese-American, too. 你好,我是杨利利. Ha ha. Anyways, I have a question about your book "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon". When Minli reads the borrowed line, is the word "Thankfulness"the word that appears on the Paper of Happiness? Is it also the answer the Old Man of the Moon would say if Minli asked her question?


Grace Lin said...

Hello! thanks for stopping by, so glad you enjoyed my book!

Well, in my mind (though you are welcome to imagine your own interpretation) the word that a person sees on the paper of happiness is different for each person--everyone has their own secret to happiness. So, for Minli, her secret was Thankfulness.

What the Old Man would have said if she had asked how to change her fortune? That's something you'll have to ask yourself! :)