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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Chinese Girls with English Names

There were those girls I met years ago when I first came to Shanghai, the ones with names like Xinglei, Liming, Zhang Jing… there were many. I could never remember their names the first time. The second time was hard too. And the third. Point is that I eventually got it, and when I did it was glorious!

What happened? Years later Xinglei became Cindy, Liming Linda, Zhang Jing Jane.

I feel a bit sad, almost like there’s a part of them missing now. I wonder if they feel the same.

posted by ferret at 10:02 pm  

1 Comment »

  1. Name is more like a label to me. As sometimes the same thing could be called in different ways from marketing aspect.
    Similarly, I am called in different ways by my parents, my forefinger friends, my Chinese friends, my girls, people who hates me, doesn’t matter.
    It matters that I know who I am.

    Just sharing some thoughts here. 🙂

    Comment by Serena S. — June 24, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

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