Lesson 142 Parties
After a party, Linda is chatting with her daughter Lisa and daughter-in-law Wang Ling.
A:So, mum, how are you feeling about the party?
B:Oh, wonderful, definitely. It was a real success,wasn't it? Everyone seemed to have a good time... And the food was perfect. There were very few leftovers, Which I'm happy to say. And you two were marvelous. I don't know what I would have done without you.
C:I really enjoyed the whole day... the preparations and the party itself. I was a bit upset when I tasted my jiaozi though. They were so salty.
B:I shouldn't worry about that if I were you. I thought they were great...
C:But they were really too salty. They would have tasted much better if I had put less salt in them.
A:Perhaps you're right. But I think you're just a bit of a perfectionist! All our friends love you.
C:I'm happy to hear that... because I enjoyed meeting them all.
B:There were more people than I expected I was surprised.
A:Yes, almost everyone we invited came. I just wish Cathy had been here. I really missed her.
C:There was a happy atmosphere. I just wish we'd taken some photographs.
B:Yes, I agree. I really couldn't forgive Bob for forgetting to buy a film for the camera.
A:Never mind,mum. You'll have lots of good memories of the party for years to come.