Ten things about me:

  1. I was born in China, grew up in China, and immigrated to the U.S. when I was twenty four.
  2. I am the only one in my family who lives in this country, and the only one who speaks and writes in English.
  3. My favorite food is fish, and I like to see it with a head. I can’t be sure if it’s a fish if it doesn’t have a head.
  4. I’m very honest, to the point of being blunt – my best friend told me, and because of that, I’m called Not Very Chinese.
  5. I spoil my kids. I can’t stop it, and my kids know it too. Yesterday, my boy asked me to give him chores because he had no chores. (But his friends have them!)
  6. I like flowers, but I don’t like to plant them. All flowers I planted died on me!
  7. It took me ten years to write my debut novel The Moon in the Palace.
  8. I usually write at night when everyone is sleeping. The night makes me calm and focused.
  9. I also like to take a night walk. Call me a night walker!
  10. My favorite music is Debussy’s Clair du lune.

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Please join Weina as she hosts Bloom this week.