Monday, March 23, 2009

I Guess Her Name Is Now Mari

My sister set up a new email account for my mother last week and she told me to keep an eye out for a message. So a few days ago, I went into my inbox and found a message from "Mari" whose subject line looked like a message from my mom. 

I asked my sister, "Why is Mommy's email account listed as Mari?" 

"Oh," she said. "I told her not to do that, but she's decided to change her name to Mari. She said that her Chinese name is too confusing for people. This way, it's less confusing."

"But it's MORE confusing for people who didn't know you changed your name!"

"Yeah. I tried to explain that to her." 

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