This blog is intended to be an international conversation about our neighborhoods. What makes a neighborhood? How are we defined by the places where we once lived, where we live now? What would others see if they had a glimpse of our neighborhoods? At the State University of New York at Fredonia, we started to ask ourselves these questions, and we wanted to post our descriptions and invite others to do the same. We are hoping for an album of neighborhood images and descriptions--and plenty of opportunities for questions, dialogues, and musing.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Neighbor--Written by Letitia Li

My neighbor is an old lady .We all call her Grandma Wang. I think she likes listening Peking Opera because she always listens Peking Opera in the morning after she wakes up.She is serious.She is always strict to the child in the neighborhood.No child is allowed to enter her flat.We all think she is so weird.
But I must agree that she is good at gardening.She plants a lot of flowers,such as Chinese Rose,Morning glory.All of the flowers, which she plants,are very beautiful.Some little girls in our neighborhood receives the pretty flowers from her.However,I never get the chance to receive the flowers. I once heard she had told others that she thought I was not serious .
I only know a little about her. Perhaps, she isn' t so weird as we think.


  1. Hi Letitia! I loved reading about your neighbor. We all have some interesting neighbors, but sometimes, once you get to know them you grow to love them. Have you spoken to her since writing this? Or have you received any flowers? I hope you get a chance to find out more about her! :)

  2. Letitia,
    I have a neighbor very similar to yours. We don't see her very often, and the only time we do is when she is outside planting flowers in her garden in the summer. However, there's no doubt in my mind she's a very nice lady. Maybe she just isn't very comfortable interacting with people she doesn't know very well, which mihg be the case with your neighbor.