Tuesday, February 28, 2006

牛肉麵的故事 1




Mom and Dad's heart, Kiddie, was about to go to the US for studies. It was hard for them to part with her.

Kiddie was not the only child at home, but her brother often upset them. He was always somewhere out there having fun with friends.

Mom missed Kiddie a lot. She often asked Dad, "How about visiting her tomorrow?" "What if the food there is awful?" "Kiddie hates cold days. I wonder if she can survive there." Sometimes tears trickled down her cheeks when she was lost in her thoughts about Kiddie.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

緣起/ Preface


Our family love to eat beef noodles, and we eat only beef noodles from the restaurant Tao-yuan Street near Taipei Train Station. I've eaten them all my life and the taste becomes part of me. Life without beef noodles seems sorta of empty. When I am away from home, nostalgia obsesses me in the form of beef noodles.

The Beef Noodle Story was written in 1999. I was about to leave home for the first time. I knew that my parents would miss me terribly, so I put all my memories and love in this little book. Hope you love the story too!