" I am from China. "
" Ah. How long have you lived in Australia?"
" Are you from a village or the city? "
" I am from a small village. " And he is telling me the name of the village which I repeat several times in my head. And I forget it approximately 30 seconds later.
" Do you go back and visit?"
" Yes. I was there two years ago. "
" Do you see any changes? "
"Everything has changed. Now it is so expensive in China. Everything is so expensive. But the quality is better also. "
"And you live here in Sydney with your family? "
"Yes, my wife and my daughter. She is 31 years old. She studied in university to be a nurse. And she is now working in a hospital. Very good job."
"Wow. You must be so proud of her! "
A big smile spreads on his face.
"She earns good money. But she is always on hold. There is a big lack of nurses. "
"Oh yeah, I read about that. "
"Work lot of overtime. ... Ok. Holt street."
"Thank you. Have a good day"
"You too. "