Today my friend Amelia, and I decided that because the weather today was so nice that we would spend some time outside at an exercise park. For those of you who do not know what an exercise park is, it is an outside area with different activities to stretch your muscles or your legs/arms. So we just sat on the equipment eating the snacks we brought from my house. While we were talking a group of Chinese kids that were playing there came up several times to stare at us and talk about us in Chinese; for example: “They are foreigners!”. We ignored them, but then when the most brave of them stepped out and asked Amelia if we would play with them, she agreed (without asking me). At first I was hesitant to play with them. We were playing Hide-and-Go-Seek-Tag with them, a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors to determined me as “it”. Playing with them was so much fun! there was one small girl, probably 5 years old, who would not let go of Amelia’s hand, and another boy that was the youngest of the group that was constantly following me and by the end of the games was holding my hand. All of them wanted to be on our team when we played a different Chinese game after Hide-and-Go-Seek. They were all adorable and were very fun. I was surprised that between Amelia and I, could understand most of what they were saying. After we had been playing a game that, Amelia and I only later discovered was the Chinese version of Sharks-and-Minnows, there were two boys about the other kids ages that started throwing little nuts they found on the ground, at the girls. The girls all came to Amelia and I saying that the boys hit them with the nuts, expecting us to deal with it, So Amelia and I gave them a stern look and told them to stop. The thing that I notice, now looking back on the experience, was how much the Chinese kids remind me of myself a few years ago; playing with my friends when I was younger at the park. I thank God that He gave the opportunity to play with those children. I believe He was trying to show me that while I’m identifying the differences between myself and the Chinese, I often miss how we are the same.