My daughter, Denice, says her best friend is Jessica. Jessica is relatively new at the preschool. Jessica's mom is from Thailand. Seeing that she is an Asian, I decided to befriend her. I invited her to join me to the flea market one day but she said she wasn't free, maybe next week then? I'm still waiting for her to join me!
Anyway, yesterday I talked to her, and I invited her to visit me at my home. Bring Jessica, I said because Denice has been begging for Jessica to visit her. Okay, she said. Jessica has been begging her mom to take her visit Denice!
In the course of our conversation she said something about people looking down on Asians. I was surprised at the statement because ever since I moved to California, I've never had any negative experience regarding my race. I told her that much.
I commented on the cross she was wearing on her necklace and asked if she was a Christian. She said "No, I am Buddhist. I wear this cross when I am in this country." Huh? Oh, I get it. I think by wearing the cross she feels she will be more accepted. I think she needs more friends so she will know that the majority of the people here are very tolerant and very accepting no matter what your color or race is, or what your beliefs are.