From Belarus and all over the world, with love
Updated: 2013-03-06 15:35
By Mike Peters (China Daily)
Alexandra from Russia sends me a handmade card with birthday greetings - and the hope that the card will arrive on time. (It doesn't, but that makes it an even better treat when it arrives unexpectedly.)
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As an expat from the US, however, I got the biggest smile from a card that came from my old state:
Dear Mike, Hello from Texas!
I am a teacher of second-graders (7 to 8 years old) in Arlington, Texas. My students think that children in China eat with chopsticks, learn karate and go fishing a lot! They also think that they learn Chinese and English in school. Happy Post Crossings! - Mrs Medeiros' class
Hmmm. I know something about chopsticks and karate (well, kung fu), and I know Chinese students learn English. I teach some of them.
But fishing a lot? I'll have to find some second-graders here in Beijing who can speak with authority on this question. I'll send the answer by old-fashioned mail - with a big box of enameled chopsticks.
Meanwhile, I wonder what second-graders in Belarus do ...