After Ae Chan’s mother escaped North Korea, she was sold as a bride to a Chinese-Korean man. It was through this marriage that Ae Chan was born. Ae Chan has never met her father, who went to work in South Korea before she was born, but when she arrives they will meet for the first time.
Ae Chan has a glowing personality and loves to sing, dance, and perform in front of people. One of her favorite things to perform is a Korean kindergarten song about starting the day and going to school that her mother taught her. Her mother thinks that Ae Chan will be the quickest in the family to adjust to life in South Korea even though she can only speak Chinese right now. She is learning Korean from her mother and now understands the basics. However, her mother wants her to retain her Chinese-language skills because she knows it will be valuable in the future.