Sunday, 24 April 2011
09:39:42 PM (GMT)
Chapter One : Departure
"Jie, jie! We have to leave, now!"
Oh how they call me by that so often! I'm also the big sister, the eldest, the
successor(?) But tonight I was not, Father was taking us to a restaurant where rich
men feast, and rich women talk. It seemed so strange, we were always the middle-class
family, so why now?
I picked up a brush pen and dabbed it in the pink powdery stuff we had gotten from
America. I brushed it against my cheeks and smiled.
Oh how I loved that country! It's sound, it's name! America! In Mandarin it would of
been called 'Mei Guo', but it did not sound as good as saying 'America'.
I rammed the makeup back into the drawers, and grabbed my purse. Before I walked out
of the door, I straightened my posture and tucked in my stomach. Mother's words
ringed in my ears, 'Just like a China doll, Lien-Hua.'
Her voice seemed like they were just here yesterday, even though I knew for a fact
that she was long gone. I paused before I went of the door to savor the memory of my
mother, but Mei mei yelled my honorific again, "Jie jieeeeee!" I shrieked a
little, and twisting the door knob open. "Aiee ya!"
I was still the klutz I was when I was five, I tripped a little on the high heels I
was wearing and was caught by my tiny little sister, Lin-lin "Jie jie, you are
seriously the clumsiest person I know!" scolded Lin-Lin unhappily. I nodded and shook
my head sadly. "Sorry, mei mei." I said smiling, trying to touch the harshness of her
voice with happiness. She rolled her eyes and hugged me around the middle. "It's
alright. Ming bai le." she said sighing and pulled me foward.
We went into Father's old Toyota, pushed each other, giggled. "Girls," said father
sternly, "this is a very important night for the Wang family. Do not mess this up!"
Us sisters were laughing chorusing in a "Yes father!"
Perfect China dolls, just like mother said.
THIS WAS MADE COMPLETELY OUT OF BOREDOM.
i might continue writing it, or whatever.
and please don't be a grammar nazi yet D:
Jie Jie - Older sister
Mei mei - Younger sister
Mei Guo - US
Lien Hua - Lotus Flower
Lin Lin - Beauty of Tinkling Bell
Ming Bai Le - Understand
Last edited: 24 April 2011