In this city, Chinese make up 21% of the entire population, which means that one in five people in Vancouver is Chinese.
And as Chinatown is a place with a high concentration of Chinese people, it is normal not to see foreigners here.
When the taxi drove up the street, the crowd around was even more bustling.
Due to the direction of travel, the driver parked his car across the road at 47 Hastings Street.
After Ye Chen paid and got out of the car, he saw the shop across the street called “Friends and Neighbours”, which was the convenience store run by Auntie Li and Li Xiaofen.
The shop did not look very big, and in terms of width, apart from a double-opening gla*s door, there was only a gla*s window.
Apart from that, it can be seen that the shop is newly renovated and the overall neatness of the shop is a great deal higher than other shops around.
There were quite a few people buying things in the convenience store at this time, and Ye Chen could even see Li Xiaofen who was constantly busy in front of the cashier.
So, he deliberately stood for a while longer and waited for the wave of customers to check out before he smiled heartily and walked towards the convenience store.
At this moment, Li Xiaofen, who was sorting out the cash in the cash register behind the till, heard the wind chime of the pushing door and said, without looking up, “Welcome!”
By the shelves in the shop, a girl who was turning her back to Ye Chen and organising the shelves also said sweetly, “Welcome!”
Seeing that both of them were too busy to look at themselves, Ye Chen chose a chewing gum directly from the shelf and then handed it to Li Xiaofen.
Li Xiaofen was too busy to look up and just said habitually, “Hello, one dollar.”
Ye Chen casually took out a one-dollar coin and placed it in front of Li Xiaofen.
It was a one-dollar denomination RMB coin, which, according to the exchange rate, was almost equal to 20 cents of the Canadian dollar.
When Li Xiaofen saw this one yuan coin, she looked up helplessly and said offhandedly, “Sir, did you take the wrong ……”
Before she could finish the three words “took the wrong one”, Li Xiaofen saw Ye Chen who had a smiling face.
At this moment, her jaw dropped in shock, and only after a moment did she come back to her senses and shouted, “Oh my god! Brother Ye Chen?! Why are you here!!!”
With that, she climbed over from the cashier’s desk and jumped into Ye Chen’s arms in a flash, saying with surprise and joy, “Didn’t you say you’d come only after Sister Churan’s cla*s? How come you’re here today?”
Ye Chen said with a smile, “It’s your Sister Churan’s cla*s, not me, I have nothing to do in America, so I came to see you first.”
“Mamma!” Li Xiaofen excitedly hugged Ye Chen and jumped several times before picking up her mobile phone and said, “I’ll call Auntie Li and tell her the good news!”
Ye Chen was busy saying, “Auntie Li must have gone to help in the nursery cla*s, right?”
“Yes!” Li Xiaofen nodded and said, “Auntie Li is in the nursery cla*s from 1:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon.”
Ye Chen then said, “Then it’s better not to tell her yet, let her get busy first so she doesn’t get distracted, I’m not leaving today anyway, so it’s just as well to wait for her in the shop.”
Li Xiaofen smiled cheekily and nodded her head, “Good then, then you can wait in the shop and give her a surprise!”
With that, Li Xiaofen hurriedly beckoned to the girl in the shop who was packing up the shelves, “Claudia, come quickly, this is the brother Ye Chen I’ve been telling you about!”
The girl who was called Claudia turned around, looked at Ye Chen, waved her hand politely and said timidly, “Hello Mr. Ye ……”