Thursday, June 26, 2008

You are lucky...

At the beginning of the year, the Fo Guang San temple here changed to a new venerable, who is a Taiwanese nun. She has to manage a lot of temple issues and needs the members there to help out. Sometimes she asks Steve for some information, and he also helps with their computers or equipment set up. She complained several time that as an Asian people, especially female, it is hard to deal with some maintenance issues in the USA. Then she talked to me, “You are lucky, you married an American!” I always smiled in response to her. I felt proud when she said it the first time, but after she mentioned it several times, I felt something was ‘wrong’… I was a strong woman while I was in Penang, but I changed and became a dependent woman after coming to the USA!

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