One year ago today, while my neighbours gathered to roll tang yuan (glutinous rice flour dumplings) and celebrated Dong Zhi (Winter Solstice Festival) communally, my cousin Anna came with Anne. I had called Anna earlier telling her I wanted to learn more about the Christian way of life. This followed the vow I made just before Mum died. I listened attentively as Anne introduced Jesus and his teachings to me. Thus began my catechism of the Roman Catholic doctrines.