Wednesday, October 3, 2012

♥ Is She Chinese? ♥

“Is she Chinese?” That’s the question one of the girls in Joy’s Chinese dance class asked their teacher the first night Joy walked into class.  Joy got tickled at the question and asked her with a grin, “Do I look Chinese?” They all got a chuckle out of it and the teacher assured them that it didn’t matter if you were Chinese or not…..anyone could take the class.

We laugh about the fact that 2/3 of my children are Asian and the one that’s not is very interested in the Asian culture. This is Joy’s second year of taking Chinese as a second language class. In addition to that class, this year she is also taking the Chinese dance class. She just loves it. This class will perform at the Chinese New Year festival.

Her fan came from China and it just so happens that in this dance, they are dancing with fans…….just the kind she brought back from China.  It really is a beautiful fan that pops out with the neatest sound and just flows with the dance.

Instantly, Joy made friends with several of the girls…….Kaia, Annie, and Ying Jie. Kaia was adopted as an infant. Annie has Chinese parents but was raised here in the states, and Ying Jie has Chinese parents as well.  Ying Jie is a little shy, but Joy has won her over.  :)

From left  to right.....Ying Jie, Annie, Joy & Kaia

I hope I can video the dance when they perform it so you can see it. It is different from American dance, but it is pretty. You may remember Joy dancing with the ladies in the park in Hohhot, China. If you missed that post, you can see it here.  So taking this Chinese dance class is a very exciting thing for her!

So is she Chinese? Yes, a part of her is and always will be now. After traveling to China, it just becomes a part of you.  :)

For Sandra's 31 days of fall challenge, I have another of Joy's pics to share.  She loves photography and got some wonderful photos that shout fall and she gave me permission to share with you.  The many leaves that collect on our sidewalk going up to The Cedar Loft:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥


cucki said...

so sweetttttttttttttt
friends are so specials always.
love for you xx

LynnMarie said...

What a great kid you have!

Penny said...

Wow... Joy is amazing! Wonderful that she is speaking and dancing Chinese!
Cute pic of all the girls Joy's tee shirt!

Wendi said...

I am sure the dance will be beautiful!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I have so much fun at Chinese class. :D Thanks for the post! :)

Love you! 8!

Joy :)

Sandra said...

I love that she's taking the Chinese dance class. I can't get over how much she looks like you :)

And another gorgeous photo, that girl is going far with photography :)


bettyj said...

What a cute story. I have a cousin who travels to China quite often and they too love the Chinese people. Why not? We are all Gods people. Love Joys attitude about everything. she certainly is a JOY.

Forever Sisters said...

That's so cool!

SweetPepperRose said...

Cute girls, and sweet leaf photo.

wayside wanderer said...

What fun (I learned something new...Chinese dancing), and what a sweet girl you have.

jody said...

what beautiful girls and so nice they enjoy what they are interested in. we were in japan for 6 years and so fun to live and learn a different culture. love all your fall decorating! as soon as the snow flies and i cant be outside finishing up i am sitting with coffee then tea and getting all caught up with your blog as well as others... enjoy your day!

Trace4J said...

Afternoon Friend
Your JOY is pure JOY!
You are a blessed mama.
Another awesome photo JOY!
you go girl.
Fall Blessings

Cindi said...

Joy name just radiates out of her, how special! Thank you for sharing. My SIL's niece was adopted from China and we are pretty close to the family so when she was younger she was in a Chinese dance class also. I did see one of their recitals, so beautiful. Have a great day,
Be blessed,

Susannah said... the pic of Joy and her friends. Her fall photo is sooooooo good. Precious girl!

The Gingerbread Gem said...

She made a wonderful picture. I love it! So simple yet beautiful.