While living in China, I realized after about two years that these taxi drivers were my greatest teachers of culture and the Chinese language. They would always ask me the same question. "Where are you from?", "What do you do?", "Are you married?" After a while those questions and answers were engrained in my mind and I was able to piece together other sentences from then on. Of course not all of them were friendly, but these drivers were especially meaningful to me and I wanted to capture their excitement and generosity.