Fiorella came out of her dentist's office yesterday as high as the proverbial kite. Not only were her teeth x-rayed, bright and shiny, but she had used her meager Mandarin on the office manager, Dr. Ma's brother, and HE UNDERSTOOD HER. He also taught her how to ask where the bathroom was.
In addition, Dr. Ma taught her how to say "dog" and "my name is--."
Fio can hardly wait for the appointment when she gets her broken tooth fixed--and, more important, can practice her Chinese.