Children are fearless and uninhibited. Today on the bus as we returned from the grocery store, a seven-year-old girl engaged Char in a conversation using her basic English, which actually was quite good. About a dozen people within earshot smiled and chuckled as they spoke. Char proudly demonstrated to the girl that she, Char, could count to 10 in Chinese. After which the girl demonstrated to Char that she, the girl, could count to 80 in English. Fortunately for Char, we arrived at our stop before the kid could count to 1000!
Here is the video of this enchanting encounter.