The picture was taken at the first day I came to the host family. My father invited the couple for dinner at restaurant. In the process of enjoying the delicious pizza, we become familiar with each other and have a sense of intimacy.
The name of hostess is Elena Cristea. She work about finance in the company. She’ll leave home at 8 am. It takes 40 minutes from home to the company by car. She works hard. She also almost do all the housework.
Umberto is host. He used to be an engineer. Now he is more than 60 years old. He has already retired. The main thing he do is sitting in the yard, looking at the blue sky and white clouds, waiting for Elena come back every day.
Like the ordinary Chinese families, they quarrel once or twice a week. Although they will fight for some trifles, they never really get angry. They love each other deeply. Quarrelling is just for more attention and careful. It is just like my father and my mother.
They are Romanians who have been in the United States for 27 years.
By - Martin Cheng