Jim Roger’s daughters speak excellent Mandarin. Learning Chinese has become a trend in the West, as more and more people are picking up Mandarin, seeing its benefits and inherent charm. The U.S. girl, Happy Rogers, also the heroine in a video in which she spoke perfect Mandarin, has gone viral in China. Who is she, and how did she become so fluent at the language?
The U.S. girl, Happy Rogers, speak excellent Mandarin also the heroine in a video in which she spoke excellent Mandarin has become known in China. In the video has gone viral in China, her near perfect pronunciation delivered in broadcasting style impressed many Chinese.
Lyrics: In that place far away; There is a beautiful girl When people go by her house; They look back to longingly stare.
Just like what she’s singing in the song, she is a beautiful girl from far away indeed. This is Happy Rogers. This unusual name is actually a nickname she chose for herself, at the tender age of 2.
HAPPY ROGERS “My Chinese name is Kuai Le, and my English name is Hilton Agusta Rogers, Which is quite a mouthful, so when I was two years old someone asked what my name was, and I just translated Kuai Le into Happy, since then I’ve been happy whether I’m happy or sad.”
PAIGE PARKER MOTHER OF HAPPY ROGERS “I remember the very first time I came to China in 1999, I saw an energy and work ethic that I liked and appreciated. And I want that in my children. Each time I’m back, I’ve been back many times since, it’s even stronger, so I think it’s the culture and people that I want Happy and Bee to be part of.”
“My father once came home from China when I was only five years old with all 52 episodes of The Monkey King. Within a week, I watched all of them. And for a long time after that, I decided that I was Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, and I had magical powers, could roll around, and do all sorts of things,” said Happy Rogers, sharing her love of Chinese language and culture on The Point’s year-end special “Because of China.”
To provide their children with more exposure to the Chinese language, Happy’s parents decided to relocate the family from the United States to Singapore when Happy was just four years old. “My parents are so keen on me learning Mandarin,” Happy recalled. Her father, Jim Rogers, a prominent investor and best-selling author, once defined the move as an investment in his daughters’ future.
Although she lives in Singapore, Happy visits China every opportunity she gets. She has been to so many “amazing places in China” – Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Dalian, and many others.
“Everywhere I go in China, I fall in love with the scenery, the people, the history, the qipaos, the dumplings!”
Now, Happy has become famous herself in China, calling herself the “little Barbie doll” on Chinese social media after a video appeared of her and her little sister perfectly reciting classic Chinese poems and tongue twisters.
Follow Happy Roger’s IG: #theblondechinese