The gracious, dear and strawberry tea

"Milan" is a from the Slavic element mil meaning "gracious, dear."   Milan's dad is a Czech via Canada.  Milan's dad and our daughter met in Kuwait.

M’s name is derived from the Slavic element “mil” meaning “gracious, dear.” His dad is a Czech via Canada. M.’s dad and our daughter met in Kuwait.

Our daughter (the bartender in an earlier post) and her husband live and teach school in Shekou (a part of Shenzhen), China, right across the bay from Hong Kong.  They have two children, P. and M.  If we are lucky, we see P. and her brother M. once a year, so video and photos of the children plus Skype have become staples in our lives.

In the photo, the squirmy little boy on the Article III lap is M.  I tried to take his cap, but he was having none of it.

As for P., she recently appeared in the school’s charity fund-raiser for less fortunate Chinese children.  It was called: “Strawberry tea.”   The video of P. and her mates appears below.

P., who is quite tall but only three, is the very serious western child kneeling next to the Chinese child (who throws a fit).  The three-year old kids were supposed to kneel, and the older children stand.

Some things are more important than others.


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