Justin & Lea Ault . . . eat, play, live: raising a family @ the interracial divide
We figured, if they were going to be going to a preschool for a couple years before they started kindergarten, then why not get some language benefit out of it. I wouldn’t have been unhappy if they took Mandarin even. It’s not like it’s an effort for the kids. I know that I got a real economic boost in my life from having a second language. While I was going to UBC, I worked as a bellman at the Waterfront Centre Hotel. I would have never got that job if I didn’t speak the basic Japanese I did at the time—there were just too many other nice, personable guys out there. It was a great job and I’d never have got it if I didn’t have that language component.