Green Thumb/Life Fingers
The other day I was talking to Frosintina and Peng Len about the beautiful flowers they were growing and how their garden had flourished. I told her about the American idiom “green thumb”. I was amazed at her response that in their Chin language they have a similar expression meaning “life fingers” when translated.
Here are pictures of Frosintina and her mother doing some gardening and below is a picture of Peng Len with his wife Nu Nu and their youngest daughter Deborah. Peng Len said that while he was a refugee in Malaysia he worked at a company that cultivated and sold tomato and other plants to European gardeners.