Monday, March 1, 2010

I am a grandma + and the Latern Show

No kidding, I have become a grandmother.  Or precisely, a grand aunt.  In Taiwanese, "grand teacher."

Students from my early teaching career are those that I miss most.  They are very respectful.  There is an old Chinese saying for "once a teacher, a life-time father (parent)."  One of my former students have become a father, for the fourth time.  I met one of his daughters yesterday and she called me "teacher-grandma (grand teacher."  The girl, at two, was so darling.  She recited four Chinese poems to me. 

It was a funny feeling to be a grandmother!

And nothing related to the above...I want to share the latern show from the latern fest.

3 comments:

  1. Yes, I understand. I have mentored students of former students of mine...ya feel old when it happens. Not sure wearing red would make me feel old, however. Nice earrings. Enjoy the week.

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  2. Don't know who you are but thanks for the comment.

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  3. What is a LAtern? Is it an intern from LA?

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