When the wind chimes at the door rang, Yang Yi was in their exclusive booth, chatting and laughing with Murphy and Xixi. If it is an ordinary guest, this will not attract their attention.
Dan Ding Xiang greeted the guests in English: “Good_Morning, what_can_I_do_for_you, sir? (Good morning, sir, what do you want?)”
As expected of a scholar, Ding Xiang speaks English very fluently, without hesitating nervousness, and even his pronunciation is very standard. Of course, when Ding Xiang was in high school in her hometown of Iwaba, she was influenced by teachers who were not good at spoken English, and many phonetic symbols were inaccurate. It was only after she went to college that she practiced hard with the tapes.
“And foreign guests?” Murphy was not surprised by Ding Xiang’s English level, she was curious about the guests. Yang Yi’s coffee shop was originally very remote, at least when she came to the shop, she never saw any foreign customers.
“Occasionally, there are some foreign teachers in the school…” When Yang Yi was still explaining to Murphy, the guest’s response made him stop.
“I_don’t_know.It’s_hard_to_My_friend_told_me…(I don’t know, I don’t know how to explain, my friend told me…)” It’s Lu Weisha’s dad, David!
He managed to find this coffee shop, but it was not easy to confirm whether it was the one opened by Yang Yi.
The “Coffee Shop on the Corner” on the signboard is a Chinese name. Of course David couldn’t understand it, and what Yang Yi gave him was just the address, not the English name of the coffee shop.
After David came in, he looked around and couldn’t see Yang Yi, which made him even more embarrassed.
Yes, Yang Yi’s English name is Lyon! David tried to use this name to ask Ding Xiang, but where did Ding Xiang know that Yang Yi’s English name was this? When the two were in a dilemma, Yang Yi finally came out to rescue them.
“David, are you here?” Yang Yi smiled and walked out of his booth with a small tail behind his butt.
Xixi heard that Lu Weisha’s father was coming, thinking that Lu Weisha would also come, so she happily followed behind her father. However, after the little girl jumped out, she looked left and right, but she didn’t see her partner’s back. Suddenly, the bright smile on the little girl’s face couldn’t help but be put away, she was a little depressed, and a little bit He looked at the adults in confusion.
David was very happy to see Yang Yi. The trouble of finding a coffee shop and the troubles caused by the entanglement were gone. After chatting with Yang Yi for a while, he said that he wanted to taste what Yang Yi said. Drink freshly ground coffee.
“Let him leave it to me, the father of a friend of Xixi Kindergarten, I know him. You can do other things.” Yang Yi and David basically communicate in Swedish now, so they can also exercise their own skills. Spoken language, after he said a few words to David, he nodded to Ding Xiang next to him.
David is a guest and Yang Yi’s coffee friend, so Yang Yi came to the bar, took out the premium Mandheling coffee beans he bought last month, and personally grinded the beans and brewed coffee for David.
“The coffee beans are good, Mandheling? I haven’t seen one that smells like caramel, but it’s more special than normal, very rich.” David took a coffee bean and smelled it. Hearing it, he couldn’t help but exclaim.
The coffee beans I bought were praised by coffee lovers, and Yang Yi smiled proudly.
“Uncle David.” Xixi finally couldn’t bear it anymore. She got into the bar, hugged her father’s legs, leaned on her waist, raised her little head, and summoned up her courage to scream.
“Hello, XIXI.” David bowed his head and greeted Xixi with a smile.
The little girl didn’t continue to speak. She pulled her father’s clothes and whispered, “Baba, you, can you ask Uncle David for me? Why didn’t Lu Weisha come?”
“You can ask yourself!” Yang Yi encouraged.
“But, but I don’t know how to say it.” Xixi was a little anxious, pulling her father’s clothes and shaking it.
“You can ask Uncle David like this, ‘Where is Lu Weisha?'” Yang Yi used Swedish for the last sentence. In fact, Yang Yi had taught Xixi how to pronounce similar sentences, but Xixi still didn’t understand it. learn by analogy.
David heard what Yang Yi said just now. Although he didn’t understand the conversation between the father and daughter, he could roughly guess Xixi’s intentions.
Xixi repeated in a low voice, but she felt that she did not speak well. Talking to Uncle David is not as comfortable as communicating with Lu Weisha. You can say whatever you want to your friends, and it’s okay to say something wrong. However, Xixi didn’t have the courage to speak to the adults in her unfamiliar language.
“Baba, please help me!” Xixi said aggrievedly with a small mouth.
“Lu Weisha is at home, she didn’t come with me.” David was reluctant to see the little girl embarrassed, so he answered proactively.
Xixi blinked her eyes, a little incomprehensible.
David repeated it in English.
Xixi’s English is better than Swedish, and she understands it this time. The little girl lowered her head in disappointment. She thought she could play with her friends!
“I’m sorry, I didn’t know you were in the coffee shop, I should have brought Lu Weisha over, she would love to come out to play, but I didn’t know if it was appropriate to bring her out.” David in English , said to Xixi apologetically, looking at the little girl, David always felt that he had done something bad and made the little girl feel wronged!
“It doesn’t matter. Xixi, come here, don’t disturb you, Baba, you and Lu Weisha can still play when we get to kindergarten!” Murphy didn’t know when she came out, she waved to Xixi, He also gave David a slight smile.
“This is my wife, Murphy.” Yang Yi introduced his wife to David.
After a few chats, Murphy took the disappointed Xixi back to the deck to play, leaving Yang Yi outside to entertain the guests.
After the coffee was brewed, David drank it while it was still hot. He was amazed just by smelling the aroma of the coffee, and after taking a sip, he was full of praise.
“I see Ding’s coffee for other customers. Although it’s not as special as this one, it’s also very thoughtful. Lyon, you’re right, your coffee shop is really good, even better than some of our Swedish street corners. The coffee made by the coffee shop is delicious!” David sighed.
Starting from coffee, Yang Yi and David chatted from all over the world. Fortunately, Yang Yi has a wide range of knowledge, and there is no obstacle to chatting with David about the customs of various countries.
“You should come to Sweden to play. Sweden is also a beautiful country. We are not only cities, but also beautiful forests and coasts…” David said to Yang Yi with high eyebrows.
“And Aare Stonehenge!” Yang Yi pointed at David, and the two of them laughed.
Finally, I still have to talk about the children. Although David is not a qualified dad, he is only unqualified in cooking. He still puts a lot of energy into taking care of the children.
“I find it very strange that as a corporate executive, how can you spend so much time with your children?” Yang Yi asked inexplicably.
“In fact, we managers, like ordinary employees, all go to get off work on time, except for very urgent and very important things, I will not spend my time with my family at work! This is not right, Also, it doesn’t bring me a lot of income,” David explained.
It turned out that because of the high tax rate, the actual income of his high-income class was much lower, not much higher than that of ordinary employees. There is definitely a difference, but it is only a few times the gap, not the huge gap between a few thousand yuan monthly salary and several million annual salary in China!
However, David rejoiced at such a high tax rate: “This is normal, the more tax I pay, the more benefits I get, and this is also a guarantee for the future of our children and the country. “
The system of each country is different. It is impossible to say who is good and who is bad. Only what suits you may be the best! High taxes and high welfare policies are not necessarily suitable for China’s national conditions~IndoMTL.com~ After all, high welfare supports mediocre people, and it is not that I have not seen it in a certain industry.
Yang Yi has no interest in politics, but he is more interested in David’s way of educating his children.
“You said you would accompany Lu Weisha to study every night?” Yang Yi asked curiously.
“Yes, at least half an hour.” David sighed and said, “I’ve talked to some Chinese employees and they don’t read with their children, which surprises me.”
“You know what? This is an important parent-child moment! Just imagine half an hour before going to bed, the child is like a kitten, staying in the parents’ arms, and then we read a book together under the warm lamp. Warm? When they grow up, they will be very happy when they think of this memory!” David described this scene with a smile.
Yang Yi does not deny the happiness of such a scene, but he is equally happy when he tells Xixi a story!
“But, can they understand those words?” Yang Yi frowned and said, “Is reading a little too much for children of this age beyond their ability? Like me, I always tell Xixi stories, and she is very happy to hear them.”