What is more important than a beautiful china? It’s the way it was made. To me, this means the way it was made with such care and attention to detail and the quality of the craftsmen who created it. It means the care and thought and skill that goes in a glass cabinet that holds it. And the way it was made with so much love and care by so many hands.
It is that, and the way it would not be the same without the care, care, and love you see in it.
The china in my kitchen was made by a woman named Anna. Her name is a combination of two words: “Anna” and “china.” Anna was a Chinese immigrant to the U.S. who brought her family with her to California. She worked as a maid at the famous Chinese restaurant, Chez Panisse. She was in charge of the kitchen for the whole restaurant.
Anna’s story is a perfect example of how one person can create something from nothing. She was an immigrant who worked hard to make her new life in the U.S. what she had hoped it would be. Her life is a perfect one in many ways, but the details are the ones that are so important for us.
It’s a very personal story, and one that Annas herself has shared with us. She’s been here for twenty years, and for twenty years her life has been a constant struggle between being a homemaker and being a writer. She’s been a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and now she’s a grandmother. And as she says in a blog post, writing is what she loves to do.
It is for Annas, as well, to write about the many ways her Chinese heritage has shaped her life. Her father was born in China, and her mother was born in China, and she has a great Chinese friend who is also from China. And while it is a story that has been told many times, this one is from Annas herself, and her Chinese friends, and her mother and father, and her grandfather.
For her, writing isn’t a hobby. It is a way of expressing and telling her history. And it is a way of helping to preserve and celebrate her Chinese heritage, and to help to preserve the Chinese heritage for future China-Americans. She says her grandparents were all born in China, but she was born in China all along.
She was born in China, but she was born in California. So, that’s an interesting perspective.
Well, that pretty much sums up the blog’s theme. It is a history of China, told by a person who claims to be a long-time resident and citizen of China, which is what makes it so special.
The most recent blog post, in case you missed it, was about china and her Chinese heritage. My apologies to her, but I didn’t go through my entire collection of blogs to see if I could find her post (I’m sure it just missed me). I did find this one though, and it is a great example of a blogger who really understands the importance of what she’s doing and what she is trying to achieve.