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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.

My deebeedee (Ed: DVD) can speak two languages.

But I am not sure it is by cow chew lily. (Ed: bicultural). I have never seen it eat Chinese food or American food.

Portable DVD

I can watch Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine and the bunch and one day they are speaking English and the next they are speaking Chinese.

Now, I am pretty sure the girls aren’t the ones speaking both languages. I may be wrong. But I think it’s some kind of match trick. (Ed: magic).

And no matter which language they are speaking they still wear the same clothes and are in the same place.

I think it’s my deebeedee player that’s doing the match trick. I can see my mommy moving the car sir (Ed: cursor) when she turns it on. There’s stuff that looks like ABCs as in M-I-A (that’s me).

Then there’s stuff that looks like pictures of little people with their foot caught in the door.

When the MIAs are used…English comes out. When the other stuff is used … Chinese. And they say that we little people don’t pick up on these sort of things.

What I can’t figure out is where my cursor is so I can switch my language back and forth.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Author Bill Belew is also featured in Prachesta Magazine. Here is the Interview.

Bill Belew

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

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