First time celebrate birthday in the States

June 9 Thursday is my birthday. It’s the second time when I couldn’t celebrate birthday with my family. Last year I was interning in Guangzhou, but this year is the first time in a different country. I’m not an emotional person and I’m not worrying about eating a birthday cake alone. To my surprise, my American Mamma comes and celebrate my birthday with me. She makes MY DAY!

We eat at a restaurant. Mamma dresses up for my day with her pretty nice blouse, yet I  didn’t dress up for my birthday at all. And I hate to wear glasses which makes me look bad…

I interview my subject for the video project of J2150 after eating with Mamma.

And here’s the birthday cake and a gift from my best friend. She’s in China now, but she contacts my friend here and brings such a surprise at 12 am!

It’s the sweetest sweetest sweetest cake I’ve ever had in my life! Both in terms of the taste and the significance! Uh, I still have a sweet tooth and I love the lemon flavor:)




Something about my American family

Dianna is a nice and kind American woman. We became good friends soon after I first came to America, then she called me her daughter. She visited me very often, and she is just like my sweet Mamma. She cares a lot about my daily life, safety, study, etc. She would remember all of the important Chinese festivals and celebrate with me. I feel so blessed to have a new family in U.S.

My American Mom took me to visit Grandma in St. Louis and we had Chinese food together.

Dianna treats me as a little girl and brings me all kinds of goods:)

Dianna is a talented quilter. She made a pretty quilt for me, which kept me warm.