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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

In case you missed it, I wrote a book “By Cows Who Chew Lillies.”

By Cows Who Chew Lillies

By Cows Who Chew Lillies

My mommy and daddy, especially my mommy are interested in seeing me grow up and fun trains (Ed:function) in two call twos. (Ed: cultures). China and USA. Mommy wants to know what I should be able to do and by when. Daddy just says I will be fine. Cuz my brothers, Benjamin and Micah, are both able to function in two cultures. (Ed: she fixed them!!)

I am going to be 4 years old tomorrow (Jan. 27). So, I decided to look back on this past year to see what I learned.

In no particular order:

1. I can read almost 200 Chinese characters now. That’s because my mommy reads to me almost every night and is very pay tents (Ed: patient) with me to teach them to me.

2. I can watch DVDs in Japanese, too – Anpanman, Castle in the Sky, Totoro, and more….

3. I can sing Chinese songs.

4. I can talk to my Gong Gong and Poh Poh in Chinese on the Sky Pee (Ed: Skype).

5. I can learn the Bible in Chinese and in English.

6. My daddy reads to me in Japan – Tebukuro, Sanbiki no Yagi no Gara Gara Don, Ookii Na Kabu. A couple of these stories are trains lay downs (Ed: Translations) of stories that are originally in rushing. (Ed: Russian).

So, you see, I learned stuff this year. But what I really learned is that being X-posted (Ed: exposed) to different cultures is, like, well, really fun.

Stories and characters and new ideas and and and ….

My daddy and I are watching a program from England. They speak English there but it’s different. And did you know that dragons can talk?!! It’s so funny.

I can’t wait to be 4-years old.

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Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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