Asia in her soul


She was born in Austria. When she was 5 weeks old, we went back to Bejing where we relocated 6 months before her birth.

By the time she was 14 months she spent three quarters of her life in China, South Korea and Thailand. 

She is 18 months old now and we live in Germany. She loves rice and tofu. She wants us to read her Korean books and play her CDs with Korean music every day. She says «  méi yǒu » in Chinese (which means "hasn’t, doesn’t exist"). She likes Thai spicy food. 


What amazes me most is the way she interacts with every person with Asian traits she meets. She immediately connects, waves and says « hi ! » (in English).

I keep asking myself: does she remember? I’m sure she does. Will she always remember it? I think she will always carry Asia in her soul. It’s not just about her memories who will probably be very diffuse or subconscious, it’s more about the moments she lived there and her experiences that built her personality and who she is today.

“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.” - Maria Montessori