Friday, December 16, 2011

Last week, Friday

I was in the car, hanging out with Mom, waiting for my brother, looking at her huge thing of keys, looking at the red Thailand keychain shaped like a star and containing some small shells. I knew her sister, my aunt, had been to Thailand. I asked Mom, "who gave you this?" She said it was my 嫲嫲, my paternal grandmother. I never imagined her going to Thailand. She went by herself, with a tour group. Back in the days, it was difficult for Chinese citizens to travel out of the country, and when they did, it was only to nearby countries.

Still, it was Thailand. My grandma had decided to go to Thailand.

(Was she somewhat like me?)

That day I found out that my grandmother had been to Thailand and it made me sad.

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