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Tonight we had a family dinner at Haiku by Hatsune, one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Shanghai. When we left the place a female beggar sitting in front of the restaurant saw us as a good target. She was holding a plastic cup that she tried to put in front of my face to convince me to give her some cash.

Because we were trying to quickly get the kids into the car (our driver parked in the middle of the street, blocking the traffic) I ignored her but she kept on putting her hand and cup into the car. I finally managed to shut the door and we drove off.┬áThen Elaine looked at Grace and said: “Mommy, I think the lady wants to give us her cup.”. So cute how kids see the world!

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