Found Note, Translated
My mom was pretty quick with her translation, though according to her the author wasn’t really fluent in Chinese. Which was surprising, as I just assumed it was a note written by someone who was Chinese. Below are her words, with a bit of editing from me:
An American is looking for a 33-39 years old young lady. Hometown in Chicago, age 51, Jewish, single, divorce, live at Hyde Park. Can read and type Chinese, know few languages. Has a boy, 13 years old. Have many friends, profession in Engineering and research. Don’t have much money at present time. Good to do the house work and taking care of kids. Know how to cook international food.—–(I’m guess what he said)
I’m a special American, more riding bike, less driving; more veggie less meat; more walking, reading less watching movies; more careful others; safety less careful myself; you could be a special Chinese, be nicer more than smart (guess it meant a lady he’s looking for doesn’t need too smart); plain looking less beautiful, more leisure less work; careful someone else’s kid more than yourself. Be lovely to all kinds regardless white or black.
Do you think any Chinese woman would date this guy? He’s asking too much I think.
Ha Ha…. Have fun, and have a good day. Love, Mom
Found Note, Untranslated