This is Andy. He is the 6-year-old son of Emily and Chung Zheng who run Jasmine, a Chinese take-out place near my apartment. Andy is my next photo column. He greets all customers with "hi, how are you?" and says " Bye, see you next time" as they leave. Chung says the customers don't come for the food, they come for Andy. The restaurant is his babysitter. The customers his friends. He does his homework there, he naps there, he plays there. And this picture is my failed attempt last week of photographing him. There weren't many customers the day I went in to do the story. So, he sat and talked to me the whole time. We played with dinosaurs and read the newspaper together. Actually, I read the newspaper to him while he turned the page and said, "ok, now, what does this say?"
Anyway, I'm going back tonight. Hopefully more people will come in and I can make a picture showing his personality. Wish me luck.