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On behalf of our whole family, I want to thank you for such a wonderful trip to China. We loved every minute of it and loved all of the guides in each city. Everything went very smoothly and we did so much. Lily really bonded with the other girls and she is telling everyone she "had the time of her life!" We could not have asked for more and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
If you ever need me to give you a reference, please do not hesitate to give my name to anyone inquiring into your agency and China travel. I will give glowing accounts of our trip and how wonderful you were with all of us. We missed you when we all went our separate ways and so did the girls. Hope you enjoyed time in China with your family and have safe travels back to Seattle.

Many thanks,

Pull Shoots Help Growth

According to legend, in ancient times, there was a farmer who felt that his wheat was growing too slowly. He couldn't wait any longer, and had an idea. He went into his field and pulled each of his wheat shoots higher in the soil. Happily he went home and to his family said: "Ai ya, I'm so tired. Today I pulled on every one of my wheat shoots and made them grow taller." His son heard this and knew it was a disaster. He went out to the field and saw that all the young plants had wilted and died.

Chinese idiom: (ya miao zhu zhang - literally "pull shoots help grow")

Meaning: Impatience ruins the results.

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