How Are You and How Were You

-Du Yan and Me and Du Yan and Me

Brother Du Yan is two years older than me, he is the son of my parents’ very close friends when we were living in Inner Mongolia. We grew up together, I treated him as my big brother and just like other big brothers, he treated me as his “slave”, but my love to him never decreased.

This photo was taken in the mid-1990s, when I was about nine years old. According to my memory, at that time, Du Yan’s family just got a new VCD player, and we were so happily singing Karaoke. Brother Du Yan was a good singer, and I think his talent of singing and passion for Karaoke never fades–look at the Santa Claus’s hat with “Party World” (the famous chain Karaokes) on his head.