Chinese exchange student week continues! No waiting on new purchases – going to school with new kicks!
Wed night, my parents hosted a dinner at Matchbox and invited another family who is hosting two exchange students. This is Isaac’s family, Vince’s pal. Vince & Isaac co-founded the Beyblade Club which meets Thursdays at noon. Come and join them, donuts monthly! I haven’t spent much time with Isaac’s parents, it was fun to get to know them. The mom is 1/2 Chinese and the dad is 1/1 Chinese, so the kids are 3/4 Chinese. I asked Ben, the dad, what they are feeding their exchange students and he said the he reverted back to Chinese breakfasts! Rice porridge, buns, soy milk. I was aghast! You’re not serving them American breakfasts?! They don’t like American food, he replied. I said that we didn’t even ask, we served, for breakfast, pancakes, cereal & one-eye giants. I’m sure the enchiladas for dinner the first night were confusing.
This was a fun dinner. My mom & dad had a blast, it was nice to see. It’s gotta be a little weird for the students to come all the way from China to see what America is about and land at a dinner table full of Chinese people. Or maybe it’s comforting.