April 27th, 2010
Dear Xiao Ao,
Thank you very much for your kind letter. I am very happy to get to know you and to be able to help you with your school.
I was born in Singapore and I am also Chinese. My mother is Cantonese and my father is Teochew. I moved away from Singapore when I was 5 years old and I spent most of my teenage years in California in the United States. I currently live in Paris, France with my husband and my son who is 15 months old. I work at a French company that makes handbags.
I am sorry that I do not speak Chinese but you can continue to write to me in Chinese and I have someone who can translate your letters for me.
I am happy to hear that you are very motivated at school. I have read your profile and I am very impressed by everything that you have already accomplished. What are your favourite subjects at school? What do you like to read?
I have been to Shanghai but I would love the visit more of your country, including your village one day.
My email address is: xxxxx