Because she loved to play games with Chinese people
Because her mother had died and she was asked by her father to be “the fourth corner” at the game
Because there were very high prizes for winning at the club
Because she promised her mother to attend at least one meeting of the club
She realized that her mother had been a shop girl in Kweilin.
She realized that her mother's family had been royalty.
She realized that her mother had left her two daughters behind.
She realized that her mother was an inveterate liar.
Her grandmother told her that her mother had left because she didn't care for her.
Her grandmother told her that she was behaving badly.
Her grandmother told her that the ghosts would get her.
Her grandmother told her that she would die and that they were preparing her dying clothes for her.
She bows deeply and calls her by a special name.
She gets up early in the morning and prepares her a special meal.
She returns to her family and cuts off a piece of her own flesh, puts it in a soup, and serves it to her dying mother.
She agrees to stay away from her daughter forever.
He proposed to her after watching a romantic movie.
A match was arranged through a matchmaker when Lindo was two and Tyan-yu was only one.
Their mothers discussed their growing love and promised to let them marry.
They decided to marry after going on many dates in their teens.
She promised herself that she would someday kill Tyan-yu.
She promised herself that she would run away at the first opportunity.
She promised herself that she would always remember her parents’ wishes but would never forget herself.
She promised herself that she would write to her parents to make them feel guilty.
It symbolized Lindo’s marriage to Tyan-yu, and it was supposed to be lit at both ends and kept burning all night long.
It was a symbol of the children she would bear, and it was supposed to burn out only after she and her husband made love.
It symbolized fertility, and it was supposed to be kept burning always.
It symbolized her fears, and it was supposed to make her keep trying to please Tyan-yu.
She convinced them that the pregnant servant girl was really of imperial
She lied and said she couldn't have children.
She ran away when everyone else was at dinner.
She killed Tyan-yu.
Because it is so much fun to have secrets that other people don't know
Because secrets are always kept during special festivals
Because in the Chinese culture, girls are raised to keep secrets
Because if she tells her secret wish, it will no longer be a wish but a selfish desire
She says that she and her daughters are both lost.
She says that she and her daughter could have been stars.
She says that she and her daughter were destined to become singers.
She says that she feels that she and her daughter could both have played the role of the Moon Lady.
It was a special strength that comes from angels.
It was the strength that comes from lifting weights.
It was a strategy for winning arguments and gaining respect from others.
It was a way of never losing even one chess tournament.
She was totally apologetic and gave Waverly anything she wanted.
She talked with Waverly about solving her problems.
She promised not to cause any more problems for Waverly.
She treated her as though she didn’t exist
Her brother Winston
The sound of mice running around
The mother and daughter next door arguing
The woman next door reciting poetry in Chinese
The mother and father next door talking to each other
She hoped that she and her mother could get to know the people next door.
She hoped that her father would allow her to have a boyfriend too.
She hoped that the girl would visit her again soon.
She hoped that things could be better than they appeared.
She was a professional interior decorator.
She claimed the room was "unbalanced".
She was a very picky person.
She did it to spite her husband, who always insulted her taste.
An illusion that somehow one is in control
Just God's way of fooling people
Simply a way of pretending
A silly way of behaving that Chinese people engage in
She keeps it in a special case.
She doesn't have one.
She uses to prop up her table.
She sleeps with it under her pillow.
Her mother's confession to God about losing her son
Her mother's angry statements about her death
Her brother's name written in it in erasable pencil under "Deaths"
Just a small notation about her brother in the back written in blue ink
She thought anyone could be anything they wanted to be in America.
Jing-mei had showed great promise when she was very young.
An-Mei Hsu had mentioned that she thought Jing-mei was talented.
She believed that anyone could accomplish greatness through prayer.
That it too was beautiful
That the two pieces were two halves of the same song
That the latter was very difficult to play
That “Perfectly Contented” made her feel better about her mother’s death
They have a joint checking account like most married couples.
Lena pays for everything.
Harold pays for everything.
They split everything down the middle.
How ugly their cat is
How wrong Lena and Harold are for each other
How boring Lena's life is
How poorly built Lena's house is
"How could you possibly know that?"
"I don't think you could have known."
"Then why don't you stop it?"
"Why do you do such dumb things, then?"
She wanted to tell her mother that she was going on a special diet.
She wanted to tell her mother that she was getting married again.
She wanted to tell her mother that she was getting divorced.
She wanted to tell her mother that she was pregnant.