So mother has been using the dictionary? But why is she writing in English? The letter is short. Mother must have translated it word by word. I use the machine to turn it back into Chinese. It is addressed to the Olympic Committee Chairman. "Dear Chairman: How are you? I am fine. You like bun? I like bun! We Hong Kong people here love bun. Buns of all sort. Dear friend, it is important to snatch buns. It is a game, no joke. One needs energy, and many night congee. In my stupid opinion... Snatching bun is an Olympic game. Let athletes all over the world snatch! And there will be peace."
Don't think that I've been daydreaming. I was contemplating something academic. How does this universe work? I mean, I ate 6 oranges that morning. And my stomach wouldn't stop. Then I ate 3 bananas this morning. Again my stomach wouldn't stop. It just wouldn't stop! How are these two things related?