Loved your reply Tania, and the insight into your own heritage. It reminded me of a post by Tanya Lau on being Chinese Aussie – do u guys know each other? You should, same timezone and all that 😉 here is her post: http://edcontexts.org/pedagogy/a-chinese-australians-reflections-on-language-and-culture-a-response-to-bland-culture/